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Gustav Stolper
German economist and politician

Gustav Stolper

Gustav Stolper
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Intro German economist and politician
Was Politician Journalist Economist
From Germany Austria
Field Finance Journalism Politics
Gender male
Birth 25 July 1888, Vienna
Death 8 December 1947, New York City (aged 59 years)
Star sign Leo
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Gustav Stolper (born 25 July 1888 in Vienna, Austria - died 27 December 1947 in New York City, United States) was an Austrian-German economist, economics journalist and politician.

Life and work

Stolper was born into a Jewish family that had immigrated from Poland to Austria.

In 1913 he established Der Österreichischer Volkswirt. In 1926 he established the Deutscher Volkswirt, the forerunner of Wirtschaftswoche weekly business magazine.

Stolper was elected to the Reichstag of the Weimar Republic in 1930 as a member of the German Democratic Party.

Gustav Stolper Prize

The Gustav Stolper Prize is awarded by the Verein für Socialpolitik for "outstanding scientists who have employed the findings of economic research to influence the public debate on economic issues and problems, and have made important contributions to understanding and solving contemporary economic problems."


His eldest son Wolfgang Stolper (1912-2002) was an American economist.

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