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Eli Heckscher’s Ideological Migration Toward Market Liberalism

Carlson, Benny LU (2016) In Econ Journal Watch 13(1). p.75-99
Abstract
For most of his life economist and economic historian Eli Heckscher was the most firmly principled economic liberal Sweden had. He fought against state-socialist tendencies, Keynesian crisis policy, and economic planning. In his younger days, however, he was a social conservative who adopted an almost state-socialist stance. This article provides an account of Heckscher’s ideology and its development, drawing on previously untranslated policy-oriented discourse and focusing on Heckscher’s movement toward market liberalism. It details Heckscher’s liberal insights in political economy and his fears of a government with unprecedented resources, the creation of a “Frankenstein’s monster.”
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liberalism, Sweden, Eli Heckscher
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Institute of Spontaneous Order Economics
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  abstract     = {For most of his life economist and economic historian Eli Heckscher was the most firmly principled economic liberal Sweden had. He fought against state-socialist tendencies, Keynesian crisis policy, and economic planning. In his younger days, however, he was a social conservative who adopted an almost state-socialist stance. This article provides an account of Heckscher’s ideology and its development, drawing on previously untranslated policy-oriented discourse and focusing on Heckscher’s movement toward market liberalism. It details Heckscher’s liberal insights in political economy and his fears of a government with unprecedented resources, the creation of a “Frankenstein’s monster.”},
  author       = {Carlson, Benny},
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  keyword      = {liberalism,Sweden,Eli Heckscher},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {75--99},
  publisher    = {Institute of Spontaneous Order Economics},
  series       = {Econ Journal Watch},
  title        = {Eli Heckscher’s Ideological Migration Toward Market Liberalism},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {2016},
}