Kurt W. Rothschild

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Kurt Wilhelm Rothschild (October 21, 1914-November 15, 2010) was a well known Austrian born economist. He lectured at the University of Glasgow (1938–1947), worked as a researcher at Austrian Economic Research Institute (1947–1966) and was one founding fathers of the University of Linz, working there from 1966 until 1985. His work in economics was wide ranging running from contributions to microeconomic and macroeconomic theory and history of economic thought to questions of both economic methodology and economic policy. Throughout his career he advocated pluralism in economics and took a critical approach to what came to be termed neoliberalism and he has been described as a Heterodox or as a Keynesian economist.[1][2][3]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Rothschild, K. W. (1947). Price theory and oligopoly. The Economic Journal, 299-320.
  • Rothschild, K. W. (1971). Power in economics, Penguin.
  • Rothschild, K. W. (1954). The theory of wages, Blackwell.


  1. ^ King, J. (2009). A conversation with Kurt Rothschild. Review of Political Economy, 21(1), 145–155.
  2. ^ Rothschild, K. W. (2011). Economics as a multiparadigmatic science. In Conference in Honour of Kurt W. Rothschild (1914–2010), Vienna
  3. ^ King, J. E. (2010). An inspiration to generations of economists. Entelequia. Revista Interdisciplinar, 12, 309–312.

External links[edit]

Digitized literary estate of Kurt W. Rothschild - correspondences, works and personal documents

Life and work of Kurt W. Rothschild