Harald Hagemann

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Harald Hagemann (born April 15, 1947 in Kiel ) is a German economist and social scientist.


Hagemann studied economics, sociology and political science at the University of Kiel . In 1977 he was with a thesis on capital theory Cambridge Cambridge controversy doctorate ; the work has received several awards.

At first he taught as a research assistant and assistant at the University of Kiel. 1980–1981 Hagemann was professor for economic theory and political economy at the Free University of Berlin. From 1982 to 1988 he was Professor of Economics at the University of Bremen.

From April 1988 to September 2015 he taught economic theory at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, where he has also headed the doctoral focus on globalization and employment since 1998.

From 1989 to 1990 Hagemann was Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics at Cambridge University and Visiting Fellow of the Clare Hall Collage, where he has been a Life Member since then. In the spring semester of 1986 he was Fulbright Visiting Professor and from 1999 to 2000 Theodor Heuss Professor at the Graduate Faculty of Political Social Science at the New School of Social Research in New York, which began teaching in autumn 1933 as the “University in Exile”.

In addition, Hagemann held numerous visiting professorships, including a. at the University of Bologna, the Universities of Lyon 2, Nice, Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne and Strasbourg, Graz, Linz and the Vienna University of Economics, the Hitotsubashi and Meiji University in Tokyo, the University of Sydney and the EAFIT in Medellin.

From 2002 to 2006 Hagemann was chairman of the dogma history committee. Since 2002 he has been a member of the extended board of the Verein für Socialpolitik . From 2010 to 2012 Hagemann was President of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET), of which he is Honorary President. Harald Hagemann has been chairman of the Keynes Society since 2013. Since 1996 he has also been an Honorary Fellow of the Brazilian Association of Graduate Schools in Economics (ANPEC) and (co-) editor of numerous international economic journals.

Harald Hagemann's scientific publications are primarily in the field of macroeconomic theory and politics. A particular research focus is on the long-term consequences of the National Socialist seizure of power on the development of economics at home and abroad.

Hagemann was one of the signatories of the Euro-critical manifesto The Monetary Policy Decisions of Maastricht: A Danger for Europe (1992).

From 2013 to 2019 he was chairman of the Keynes Society .


  • Rate of Return and Profit Rate (Diss.), 1977
  • The New Macroeconomics, Market Disequilibrium, Rationing, and Employment , 1981.
  • Keynes' General Theory after fifty years, 1988
  • The Legacy of Hicks 1994
  • The Economics of FA Hayek , 2 vols. 1994
  • On German-speaking economic emigration after 1933 , 1997
  • Handbook of German-speaking economic emigration after 1933 , 2 vols. 1999, together with C.-D. Krohn
  • Germany's Future Perspectives in International Competition: Industrial Policy Implications of the New Growth Theory 1998.
  • Political Economics in Retrospect: Essays in Memory of Adolpf Lowe , 1998.
  • Business Cycle Theory , 4 vols. 2002
  • The Economics of Structural Change , 3 Vols. 2003
  • Capital, Time and Transitional Dynamics , 2009.
  • Austrian Economic in Transition: From Carl Menger to Friedrich Hayek , 2010.
  • Economy and Technology , 2010.
  • Keynes 2.0 - Perspectives of a Modern Keynesian Economic Theory and Policy , 2011.
  • Growth and investment dynamics in Germany , 2016.
  • Keynes, Schumpeter and the Future of Developed Capitalist Economies , 2016.
  • German Influences on American Economic Thought and American Influences on German Economic Thought , 2017.

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Individual evidence

  1. see list of signatories for the online reproduction of the manifesto in the economic blog Wirtschaftliche Freiheit , blog entry from December 11, 2016; accessed July 12, 2020.