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Fellow Matthias Schmelzer receives the Friedrich Lütge-Preis

Matthias Schmelzer, who is currently a Junior Fellow with the Research Group, received the Friedrich Lütge-Preis, a prize for excellent dissertations, awarded the Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte (GSWG, Association for Social and Economic History). His dissertation entitled "The hegemony of growth. The making and remaking of the economic growth paradigm and the OECD" deals with the question of how economic growth became a self-evident goal of economic policy during the second half of the 20th century and how the idea developed that growth is a seemingly universal scale for basic societal goals such as progress, welfare and national power. The prize is endowedwith 1500 Euro and is given out every wo years.