Malthus Across Nations
Show Less

Malthus Across Nations

The Reception of Thomas Robert Malthus in Europe, America and Japan

Edited by Gilbert Faccarello, Masashi Izumo and Hiromi Morishita

The writings of Thomas Robert Malthus continue to resonate today, particularly An Essay on the Principle of Population which was published more than two centuries ago. Malthus Across Nations creates a fascinating picture of the circulation of his economic and demographic ideas across different countries, highlighting the reception of his works in a variety of nations and cultures. This unique book offers not only a fascinating piece of comparative analysis in the history of economic thought but also places some of today’s most pressing debates into an accurate historical perspective, thereby improving our understanding of them.
Buy Book in Print
Show Summary Details
You do not have access to this content

Chapter 4: The reception of Malthus in Germany and Austria in the 19th century

Christian Gehrke

Abstract

This chapter surveys the debates triggered by Malthus’s Essay on Population in the German-speaking countries in the 19th century and also takes a closer look at the reception of Malthus’s theory of overproduction and crises. The main focus is on the controversial debates among socialists and Marxists in the German-speaking countries over the Malthusian population theory. In addition, the chapter also looks at the reception of Malthus’s contributions by the leading economic theorists of the first half of the 19th century, the representatives of the German historical school, and the first-generation Austrian economists.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.


Further information

or login to access all content.