Hanns-Joachim Riistow

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Hanns-Joachim Rüstow (born October 15, 1900 in Berlin ; † January 5, 1994 ) was a German economist .

After studying economics, Rüstow received his doctorate in 1932 in Heidelberg on the subject of “Accumulation and Crises - A Contribution to Business Theory”. phil. He was then a research assistant until 1932, then a co-consultant for fundamental questions alongside Wilhelm Lautenbach in the Reich Ministry of Economics and in 1930/32 he was involved in the preparation of the “ Papen Plan ” for economic revitalization. From 1930 to 1932 he taught as a lecturer at the German University of Politics in Berlin. In the Second World War he took part as a major in the reserve. From 1956 to 1969 he worked as a consultant for the Ifo Institute for Economic Research and since 1958 had a teaching position at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg . Since 1962 he was associate professor for business cycle research at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

Riistow was a member of the FDP and between 1972 and 1985 on the advisory board of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation .

Riistow was the younger brother of Alexander Riistow .


  • The emergence and overcoming of the economic crisis at the end of the Weimar Republic and the current recession. Considerations of a participant , in: Karl Holl (Ed.): Economic crisis and liberal democracy. The end of the Weimar Republic and the current situation , Göttingen 1978, pp. 126–151.
  • New ways to full employment. The failure of economic theory , Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1984 (= Volkswirtschaftliche Schriften , Issue 344); under the title: New path to full employment. The failure of orthodox economic theory , London 1991.

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  1. ^ Obituary notice in the Süddeutsche Zeitung , No. 5 from January 8, 1994.