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Helmut Schmidt Prize Lecture 2015
December 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Austerity: Views of Chancellor Brüning’s and President Hoover’s Fiscal Policies from across the Atlantic, 1930-32
Historian Carl-Ludwig Holtfrerich is renowned for his expertise on the German and American economies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is Professor Emeritus at the Freie Universität Berlin, where he taught economics and economic history. Holtfrerich is particularly well-known for his research on monetary and financial history and has authored many influential books on this topic, including a history of inflation in Germany during the Weimar period (1980), a history of the German Mark (2001, with Harold James and Manfred Pohl), and a contribution to the debate on reforming the German labor market (2007). In 1995, his book The Deutsche Bank: 1870-1995, which he co-authored with Hans Büschgen, Gerald Feldman, Lothar Gall, and Harold James, won the Financial Times/Booz-Allen & Hamilton Global Business Book Award.