Alfred Mueller Armack

Alfred Mueller Armack (* 28. June 1901 in meals; † 16. March 1978 in Cologne) was a German political economist, culture sociologist and a CDU - politicians.

Born as Alfreds August Arnold Mueller, he added in the 20'sYears its name the birth name of its nut/mother in addition. It published Mueller Armack” starting from 1929 under the name “.

Mueller Armack was both of the free citizens school around walter Eucken, and of the catholic social teachings affects.

He was a professor at that Westfäli William university Münster and at the university to Cologne. Besides he works from 1952 on in the Ministry of Economic Affairs under Ludwig Erhard as a director/conductor of the principle department. From 1958 to 1963 he was undersecretary of state for European affairs in the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

It sketched1947 the idea and the term of the social free-market economy (it used always the way of writing of “socially " into social free-market economy with large “S”) in its book “economic control and free-market economy” as a liberal free-market economy embedded into social connections.

1971 publish it itsMemories under the title “on the way to Europe”.

After it the Mueller Armack price is designated, which is assigned at the economiceconomics faculty of the Westfäli William university Münster since 2002 to the best graduates of the course of studies political economy.

The largest lecture-room in the why buildingMueller Armack lecture-room carries the names for the university to Cologne - the lecture-room I -.


  • Rolf Kowitz: Alfred Mueller Armack: Economic policy as appointment. To the developing history of the social free-market economy and political working of the university teacher. 1998
  • Friedrun Quaas: Social free-market economy.Reality and Verfremdung of a concept. Head, 2000, ISBN 3-258060-126
  • Bernhard Löffler: Social free-market economy and administrative practice. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs under Ludwig Erhard. 2003, ISBN 3-515-07940-8


  • of development laws of capitalism (1932)
  • economic control and free-market economy (1946), 2. Edition (1948), again-printed in: “Economic system and economic policy”, appeared in first and/or. second edition 1966 and/or. 1976 with the publishing house Paul Haupt as well as 1990 under the Orginaltitel with the castellet publishing house
  • economics and financial policy in the indication of the social free-market economy.Commemorative volume for Franz Etzel, Stuttgart 1967.
  • On the way after European memories and views. (1971)
  • Genealogy of the social free-market economy (1974) (meets early writings 1945-1948 - except “economic control and free-market economy” - as well as contributions to the mental bases andto the development of the social free-market economy of 1953 - 1973, 2. erw. Edition (1981)

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