A year after I started this project under the auspices of the Flynn Grant from Georgetown University's Center for German and European Studies it is finally finished, and only then because of the invaluable assistance of numerous kind individuals. In Cologne, Germany, the Institut für Wirtschaftspolitik facilitated my summer research agenda, with special gratitude extended to Benedikt Langner, Philipp Paulus, Vera Streibel, Steffen Roth and a cadre of harried yet ever so patient librarians. Holger Wolf and Marcelo Resico motivated my original ideas and have repeatedly proved to be founts of boundless advice and knowledge. Jost Dülffer, Roger Chickering and Richard Kuisel also contributed many helpful comments on the final drafts. Gisela and Mattias Driesch deserve more than a byline of thanks for their endless hospitality and support. Views expressed by this paper reflect those of the author alone.
Economic History Ordoliberalism Keynesianism German Economic Reform