Stefan Kolev - Historian of Economic Thought


Media Appearances

May 25, 2024

Das Parlament

Ahead of the European Elections: Because It Matters

May 19, 2024

Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

The Left Discovers Ludwig Erhard

April 27, 2024

ZEIT Online

Dare More Market Economy, Dear Germany (Jointly with Max Krahé)

April 24, 2024


Three Problems the Ampel Government Can Solve (Jointly with Moritz Schularick)

April 22, 2024

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Ackermann’s Way: Autobiography as a German History of Capitalism

April 21, 2024

Die Presse Vienna

The Goal of Liberalism is a Society without Privileges

March 03, 2024

based. Podcast

Does Germany Need More Hayek, Stefan Kolev?

Feruary 27, 2024

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Is Interventionism a Threat to Democracy? On the 80th Anniversary of F. A. Hayek’s  “The Road to Serfdom” (Jointly with Veronika Grimm and Jens Weidmann)

Feruary 22, 2024

Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung

Defending a Wonderful World

Feruary 10, 2024

Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland

On Ukraine and the West – Economist Calls for “Affirmative, Not Corrosive Criticism”

February 09, 2024


An Ordo in Berlin – How a Bulgarian Fell in Love with the Federal Republic

January 12, 2024

taz, die tageszeitung

Is Green Capitalism Possible? – taz Talk with Ulrike Herrmann and Stefan Kolev

January 05, 2024

Alternativata s Krassen Stanchev

Liberalism and Social Order in Europe, the World and Bulgaria

December 30, 2023

Augsburger Allgemeine

Can Ludwig Erhard Get Germany Out of Complacency?

December 30, 2023

Das Parlament

Concisely Reviewed: Nils Goldschmidt & Stefan Kolev “75 Years Social Market Economy in 7.5 Chapters”

December 27, 2023

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

“The World Reminds Me of 1928”: Interview with Liberal Economist Stefan Kolev

December 25, 2023

“Impulse 2024” Magazine of the Roman Herzog Institute

Optimism: Trust Enhances the Order’s Resilience (Jointly with Markus Brunnermeier)

December 23, 2023

“Liberal” Magazine of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation

An Age of Superfragility?

November 03, 2023

SWR2 Forum

Comprehensive Insurance or Personal Responsibility – How Much Government Do We Need?

October 28, 2023

Rheinische Post

Social Market Economy under Pressure

October 15, 2023

Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

So What about the Market? (Jointly with Lisa Herzog)

September 24, 2023

Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

Neoliberals Are Not That Terrible!

September 10, 2023

“Wohlstand für Alle” Magazine of the Ludwig Erhard Foundation

“There is No Alternative to De-Growth.” “On the Contrary!” 

A Debate with Ulrike Herrmann, Economics Editor at taz, die tageszeitung and Author of “The End of Capitalism”

September 09, 2023

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Where Anti-Capitalism Is Thriving: The Left and the Right Want System Change – Proponents of the Social Market Economy Oppose This

September 05, 2023


New Board of Trustees for the Ludwig Erhard Forum

August 18, 2023

Die Presse Vienna

German Foundational Decisions: 75 Years since the Social Market Economy and the Basic Law

July 24, 2023

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Tamed Capitalism: A Short History of the Social Market Economy

July 20, 2023


Does Government Money Make Happy?

A Debate with Franziska Brantner, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

July 18, 2023

ZEIT Geschichte

The Double Reconciliation – Ludwig Erhard, the Wonder Maker

July 07, 2023

“Liberal” Magazine of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation

An Optimistic Order

July 07, 2023

“Liberal” Magazine of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation

Inflation Can Be Explosive for Society

June 20, 2023

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

75 Years Social Market Economy: Let Us Dare More Optimism

June 16, 2023

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Adam Smith’s 300th Birthday: Rescue Neoliberalism!

June 12, 2023


Would the Economic Miracle Have Been Possible without Ludwig Erhard?

June 11, 2023

Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

The Misunderstood One: Adam Smith’s 300th Birthday

April 18, 2023

Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland

How Isabella Weber Takes Issue with the Fight against Inflation

April 09, 2023

Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

The Neoliberal: Bulgarian Economist Stefan Kolev Wants to Bring Liberalism in Germany Back in Vogue. His Life Story Helps

December 19, 2022

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Creative Crises: How Globalization Constantly Reinvents Itself

November 30, 2022

Podcast of the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Ordoliberalism for the Modern Day — Erwin Dekker & Stefan Kolev

November 25, 2022

Reason Magazine

Hayek Was a True Liberal (Review by Deirdre N. McCloskey of “Hayek: A Life, 1899–1950”, University of Chicago Press)

November 11, 2022

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Order in an Uncertain World: The Thinking-in-Orders in Germany Contributed to Its Marginalization, while the Overload of the State Favors Its Renaissance

November 06, 2022

Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

Liberalism: The Idea of Freedom Is under Attack from All Sides. What Is Its Future?

October 24, 2022

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The Order Engineer: A Biography of Nobel-Prize Winning Economist Jan Tinbergen

October 10, 2022


Who Should Receive the 2022 Nobel Prize in Economics? (Endorsement of Deirdre N. McCloskey and Israel M. Kirzner for the 2022 Nobel Prize in Economics)

October 01, 2022

Bulgarian National Radio, “Saturday 150”

Germany: The Choice Is Not between Good and Bad Measures, But between the Worst and the Less Bad

September 30, 2022


Should We Learn from Despots? On the Challenges for the Transatlantic West

September 28, 2022

“Wohlstand für Alle” Magazine of the Ludwig Erhard Foundation

Ordnungspolitik as the Preservation of Fragile Orders

August 24, 2022

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Formulating a New Neoliberalism: Bulgarian-Born Economist Stefan Kolev Aims at Advocating Capitalism in Berlin, Thus Sustaining Democracy

August 02, 2022

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Ludwig Erhard Foundation Expands to Berlin: Researcher Stefan Kolev Will Direct New Forum

June 22, 2022 Portal

Bulgaria Desires the Euro. But Does the Euro Desire Bulgaria? (Bulgarian Translation of FAZ Article from June 19, 2022)

June 20, 2022 Portal

A New Myth of the West (Dutch Translation of FAZ Article from April 14, 2022)

June 19, 2022

Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

Bulgaria Desires the Euro. But Does the Euro Desire Bulgaria?

May 23, 2022

Капитал Newspaper Sofia

Only a Self-Confident West Can Influence Russia’s Trajectory (Bulgarian Translation of FAZ Article from April 14, 2022)

May 01, 2022

týždeň Magazine Bratislava

Extremists Have Identified in Putin an Alternative

April 29, 2022

Svensk Tidskrift

A New Myth of the West (Swedish Translation of FAZ Article from April 14, 2022)

April 25, 2022 Portal

The Postwar Help for Ukraine Should Not Be Limited to Money, the Threat of Oligarchization Remains

April 25, 2022

TA3 Television Slovakia

Germany Remains Divided between a Wealthier West and a Poorer East, with Decades of Communism to Be Blamed

April 16, 2022

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The Price of Hesitation

April 14, 2022

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

A New Myth of the West

April 14, 2022 Portal

The Eclipse of Soviet Union and the Demise of the Centrally Planned Economy (Slovak Translation of FAZ Article from December 20, 2021)

April 09, 2022

Bulgarian National Radio, “Saturday 150”

We Cannot Stop the War, but We Can Change the Game

February 18, 2022

INSM ÖkonomenBlog

Environmental Protection by Creativity: On the 90th Anniversary of Julian L. Simon

February 04, 2022

Abendzeitung München

Ludwig Erhard, the Miracle Man

January 23, 2022

Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

To Die Out Undisturbed: On the Demographic Crisis in Bulgaria

December 20, 2021

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The Decline of the Centrally Planned Economy: 30 Years since the End of the USSR

November 22, 2021

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Leaving the Crisis Mode with Neoliberal Order-Based Policy

November 01, 2021

Der Freydenker: The Magazine of the European Students for Liberty

On Statics and Dynamics: Ordoliberalism as a Complement to the Austrian School

October 11, 2021


Who Should Receive the Nobel Prize according to Germany’s Most Popular Economists? (Endorsement of Deirdre N. McCloskey and Israel M. Kirzner for the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics)

October 04, 2021

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Fighting Privileges: A Plea for Liberal Cosmopolitanism

October 04, 2021

Augsburger Allgemeine

Democratic Problem Zone: On the Federal Elections in Zwickau

September 29, 2021

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Order-Based Policy as a Formula for Sustainability

September 19, 2021

keep it liberal-Blog

Liberalism as an Idea of Connectivity: Why Each Generation Needs Its Own Neoliberalism

September 15, 2021

The Curious Task Podcast, Institute for Liberal Studies, Ottawa

Episode 107: Stefan Kolev – What Is Ordoliberalism?

August 3, 2021

Governance Roundtable of the Ostrom Workshop Podcast

Episode 12: Conversation with Stefan Kolev

July 25, 2021

ProMarket Blog of the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago

“Old Chicago” and Freiburg: Why Ordoliberalism Was No “German Oddity”

June 11, 2021

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Economics in a Stress Test

May 9, 2021

Liberty and Responsibility Podcast, IDC Herzliya, Israel

Liberalism in the 21st Century: Lessons from the Colloque Walter Lippmann – A Conversation with the Editors

March 29, 2021

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Modern Theory of Order: Ordoliberalism Is Not a German Exceptionalism

March 28, 2021

ProMarket Blog of the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago

“Power Is Evil in Itself”: The Ordoliberal Quest for a Privilege-Free Order

February 15, 2021

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

“Economists Should Know Where They Come From”: Stefan Kolev on His History of Ideas Initiative at Stanford University

December 17, 2020

Humboldt-Forum Wirtschaft Berlin

Interview: Populism in East and West

November 23, 2020

Ceteris non Paribus: The History of Economic Thought Podcast

Episode 23: German Socio-Economics

November 13, 2020


Book Recommendation of Dalibor Rohac’s “In Defense of Globalism” in WirtschaftsWoche Weekender

September 30, 2020


Who Should Receive the Nobel Prize? This Is What Germany’s Most Popular Economists Say (Endorsement of Deirdre N. McCloskey and Israel M. Kirzner for the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics)

August 24, 2020

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Against the Nationalists: New Order-Based Policy for Globalization

April 04, 2020

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The Rhetoric of Economists in Times of Crisis

January 21, 2020

Badische Zeitung

It Is Interests That Dominate in the End

November 15, 2019

Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar: A History of Economics Podcast

Episode 26: Conversation of Scott Scheall (Arizona State University) and Stefan Kolev

October 11, 2019


Who May Receive the Nobel Prize according to German Economists (Endorsement of János Kornai and Israel M. Kirzner for the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics)

October 03, 2019

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

James M. Buchanan Saw Democracy without Illusions

September 20, 2019

Svenska Dagbladet Stockholm

Does Liberalism Have a Place for Honor and Conscience?

June 29, 2019

Freie Presse Zwickau

Of Tree Friends and Quota Migrants

April 29, 2019

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Warning Call to the Liberals: Friedrich von Hayek’s False Friends

January 10, 2019

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Do Liberals Have to Be Optimists?

December 03, 2018

Freedom TV Europe

Freedom to Cross Your Own Border: Stefan Kolev

October 23, 2018

Jewish News Sofia

Evil Magicians and the History of Ideas

October 20, 2018

Bulgarian National Television

Economic Ideas against a Disintegrating World

August 06, 2018

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Ordoliberal Globalists: Ideas and the Order of the Global Economy

July 23, 2018

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Virtues of Liberty: Wilhelm Röpke as Cultural Economist

April 16, 2018

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Freiburgian Austerity? Ordoliberalism and the Euro Crisis

March 20, 2018

Economy Magazine Sofia

The Technological Revolution Will Not Leave Us Jobless

February 05, 2018

ThinkMarkets Blog

Friedrich von Wieser, or: Against “Sidelining” Austrian Economists

February 01, 2018

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Fast Eurozone Accession of Bulgaria Wakes Skepticism

September 29, 2017


Nobel Prize: The Freak Show (Endorsement of Israel M. Kirzner for the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics)

July 01, 2017

Schweizer Monat Zurich

The Split: On the Recent Developments in the Liberal Camp

March 20, 2017

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The Viennese Culture of Conversation: Understanding and Defending Fragile Orders

March 13, 2017

Basler Zeitung

Trump’s Activities Are Really Dangerous: Economist Stefan Kolev on the Destabilization of the West and the Role of Economists

January 06, 2017

Fazit – Economics Blog of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

New Economics of Order

December 02, 2016

Schweizer Monat Zurich

US Elections: Pondering at the Bar of Duke University

October 07, 2016


Nobel Prize: Waiting for Stockholm (Endorsement of Israel M. Kirzner for the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics)

September 03, 2016

Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

Kick It Like Borissow

July 12, 2016

Badische Zeitung

Network for Constitutional Economics and Social Philosophy (NOUS) Holds Founding Conference

June 01, 2016

Schweizer Monat Zurich

Stress Test for the Global Village

April 18, 2016

Le Temps Lausanne

Röpke, l’économiste qui voulait dépasser l’offre et la demande

October 01, 2015

Schweizer Monat Zurich

Debating Liberalism: Releasing the Handbrake

September 30, 2015

Freie Presse Zwickau

A Bulgarian Finds New Home in Zwickau

September 14, 2015

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Against Silence: Walter Lippmann as Opinion Maker

July 31, 2015

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The Risks of ECB’s Low Interest Rates Policies

November 15, 2014

Bulgarian National Radio

The Heritage of Totalitarianisms in Europe

November 08, 2014

Huffington Post Germany

Myths of the Centrally Planned Economy of the GDR

October 17, 2014

Bulgaria on Air TV

The Future of Europe from a Classical Liberal Perspective

August 31, 2014

Bulgaria on Air TV

New Realities in Ukraine

August 07, 2014

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Bulgaria amid Corruption and Nepotism

March 09, 2014

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Heinrich von Stackelberg: How Oligopolies Distort the Market

March 08, 2014

Freie Presse Zwickau

One Can Trick a Lot with Numbers

October 23, 2013

Radio Zwickau

The Fiscal Crisis in the USA

October 21, 2013

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Economists as “Hans in Luck”: Is there Progress in Economics?

September 09, 2013

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Liberal. Libertarian. Neoliberal: Stefan Kolev Compares Great Economists’ State Conceptions

August 25, 2013

Bulgaria on Air TV

The Essence and Future of Capitalism: Stefan Kolev vs. Ljubomir Hristov (Former Chief Economist of Bulgarian National Bank)

August 08, 2013

Le Cercle Les Echos Paris

Bulgarie: révolte contre la cleptocratie

November 19, 2012

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Mainstream or Mainline? How Economics Can Regain Its Relevance

October 24, 2012

Freie Presse Zwickau

University of Applied Sciences Zwickau: Rector Distributes Certificates and Medals

September 24, 2012

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Pleading for Liberty: Contributions to Constitutional Economics and Distribution Policies

August 28, 2012

Blog Wirtschaftliche Freiheit

Public Finances in Central and Eastern Europe: A Continuous Success Story?

July 02, 2012

Blog Wirtschaftliche Freiheit

Book Review of Gerhard Wegner’s “Economic Liberalism as a Political Theory”

July 02, 2012

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Prerequisites of Liberty: A Volume with Important Contributions by Hans Willgerodt

May 03, 2012

Blog Wirtschaftliche Freiheit

8 Years since the EU Eastern Enlargement: A Win-Win?

March 08, 2012

Blog Wirtschaftliche Freiheit

Hungary’s Crisis from the Perspective of Constitutional Economics

February 27, 2012

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

No Market without the Rule of Law

October 15, 2011

Stuttgarter Zeitung

Why Bulgaria Poses Conditions to the EU: HWWI Economist Stefan Kolev Explains the New Self-Confidence of His Fellow Countrymen