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Gunnar Westin Silverstolpe - folkbildare, poet och naivistisk nationalekonom

  • Lönnroth, Johan

    (Department of Economics, School of Economics and Commercial Law, Göteborg University)

Denna text handlar om Gunnar Westin Silverstolpe, den förste professorn i nationalekonomi vid Göteborgs Handelshögskola. En kortfattad bakgrund tecknas i form av Göteborgs Högskolas tillkomst 1891 som en kompromiss mellan dem som ville ha en ”Fri Akademi” utan examina och inriktad på folkbildning och dem som redan från början ville ha en handelshögskola. Silverstolpe skrev poesi, tecknade den svenska kooperativa rörelsens historia och författade lättlästa läroböcker i nationalekonomi. Hans bredd innebar paradoxalt nog att han var en god representant för idéer om högskolans inriktning, som aldrig kom att förverkligas. Han var en stor folkbildare och påverkade det ekonomiska tänkandet, särskilt inom svensk arbetarrörelse.

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Paper provided by University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 120.

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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: 30 Dec 2003
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Publication status: Published in Bland akademiska pionjärer och stordonatorer., Gustafsson, Karl Erik (eds.), 2003, pages 129-168, Handelshögskolan vid Göteborgs universitet.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:gunwpe:0120
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