Andreas Paulsen

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Andreas Paulsen (born March 4, 1899 in Flensburg , † December 14, 1977 in Berlin ) was a German economist and rector of the Free University of Berlin .


After studying economics in Leipzig and Kiel , Paulsen received his doctorate in Leipzig in 1923 with a thesis on The Press of Free Trade Unions . He then worked for many years in the Leipzig Chamber of Commerce and Industry until the beginning of the Second World War . a. as head of the school system.


After the war, Paulsen was initially a lecturer in Leipzig from 1946 to 1947 and, after completing his habilitation, became an associate professor in Jena . While still in Leipzig he joined the SPD , was taken over in 1946 when it was forced to merge with the KPD , but from which he left again in 1947. In 1948 he left the Soviet occupation zone and headed for West Berlin , where in 1949 he was appointed to a professorship for economics at the newly founded Free University . From 1955 to 1957 he was rector there. In 1967 Paulsen retired and died ten years later in Berlin. He is buried in the Dahlem forest cemetery.

Fonts (selection)

  • The press of the free trade unions (dissertation 1923)
  • Social justice as a value norm of the economic order (1948)
  • Liquidity and risk in economic development. A contribution to dynamic economic theory (1950)
  • New economics. Introduction to John Maynard Keynes ' economic theory and the economic policy of full employment (1950, reissued several times)
  • University and science in our time. Academic Addresses (1957)
  • General economics in 4 volumes (1956-60, reprinted several times)


  • Günter Ollenburg, Wilhelm Wedig (Hrsg.): Balance, development and social conditions of the economy. Andreas Paulsen to commemorate his 80th birthday with a selection of writings from his estate . Duncker and Humblot, Berlin 1979, ISBN 3-428-04439-8 ( excerpts from Google Books )

Web links

  • Paulsen. In: Small Chronicle of the Free University of Berlin

Individual evidence

  1. Academic style 1960? The professors' dispute at the Free University of Berlin - last resort: the court . In: Die Zeit , No. 15/1960.