Award of the GUSTAV STOLPER PRIZE
by Georg Weizsäcker (Chairman of the Verein für Socialpolitik)
The Gustav Stolper Prize of the Verein für Socialpolitik is endowed with €5,000. The prize was initiated to honour outstanding researchers who have influenced the public debate on economic interrelationships and problems with the findings of economic research and who have made important contributions to understanding and solving economic problems in an international comparison.The prize aims to promote the internationalization of German economics.
The prize is named after the economist Gustav Stolper (1888 -1947). Stolper became co-editor of the "Österreichischer Volkswirt" in 1913 and made a name for himself in the following years as founder and editor of various economic journalistic publications.
As a member of the board of the German Democratic Party, he entered the Reichstag in the 1930 elections as the top candidate of the newly founded state party. When Hitler seized power, Stolper emigrated with his family to the United States, where he served, among other things, as economic policy advisor to the commission of inquiry headed by Herbert Hoover into the economic situation in Germany and Austria.
You can find information about previous award
winners at www.socialpolitik.org.