Gustav Stolper

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Gustav Stolper
Born(1888-07-25)25 July 1888
Died27 December 1947(1947-12-27) (aged 59)
OccupationEconomic writer
Toni Stolper (m. 1921)

Gustav Stolper (25 July 1888 – 27 December 1947) was an Austrian-German economist, economics journalist and politician.[1]

Life and work[edit]

Stolper was born into a Jewish family that had immigrated from Poland to Austria.[2]

In 1913 he established Der Österreichischer Volkswirt.[3] In 1926 he established the Deutscher Volkswirt, the forerunner of Wirtschaftswoche weekly business magazine.[2]

Stolper was elected to the Reichstag of the Weimar Republic in 1930 as a member of the German State Party.[4]

Gustav Stolper Prize[edit]

The Gustav Stolper Prize is awarded by the Verein für Socialpolitik for "outstanding scientists who have employed the findings of economic research to influence the public debate on economic issues and problems, and have made important contributions to understanding and solving contemporary economic problems."[3]


His eldest son Wolfgang Stolper (1912-2002) was an American economist.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Stolper, Toni (1979). Ein Leben in den Brennpunkten unserer Zeit. Stuttgart: Klett Cotta. ISBN 3-12-911990-6.
  2. ^ a b c Handschuch, Konrad (29 April 2012). "Gustav Stolper - Liberaler Kämpfer und brillanter Schreiber". Wirtschaftswoche. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Gustav Stolper Prize". Verein für Socialpolitik. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  4. ^ Handschuch, Konrad (29 April 2012). "Gustav Stolper - Liberaler Kämpfer und brillanter Schreiber - Flucht vor den Nazis". Wirtschaftswoche. Retrieved 2 August 2014.

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