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Prof. Dr. Nils Goldschmidt

Chair for Contextual Economics and Economic Education

nils goldschmidt Position:
Professor for Contextual Economics and Economic Education
  Chairman of ZöBiS (Center for Economic Eduation in Siegen)
  Director of Zentrum für Lehrerbildung und Bildungsforschung
  Chairman of the Aktionsgemeinschaft Soziale Marktwirtschaft e.V.
US - G 205
Telephone: +49 (0271) 740 -3143
+49 (0271) 7401 -3143
E-Mail: nils.goldschmidt@uni-siegen.de

Office Hours

  • Office hours are only held upon request. Please email Monika Wagner (wagner@zoebis.de) to set up an appointment.

Research Interests

  • Constitutional Political Economy / Ordnungsökonomik
  • Economic Education
  • Theory of Social Policy and Social Services
  • Economic Methodology
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Cultural Economics

Academic Position

  • since March 2013
    Professor for Contextual Economics and Economic Education at the University of Siegen, Department for Economic Sciences, Information Management and Business Law
  • 2010 - 2013
    Professor Professur for Social Policy and Social Administration at the University of Applied Sciences Munich, Department of Applied Social Sciences
  • March 2008 - September 2010
    Deputy Professor for Social Policy and the Organization of Social Services at the Bundeswehr University Munich
  • 2009 - 2013
    Visiting Lecturer in the Faculty for Economy and Society at the Bavarian School of Public Polic, LMU Munich
  • April 2002 - February 2008
    Research Associate, Walter Eucken Institute, Freiburg
  • April 1998 - March 2002
    Research Assistant in the Department of General Economic Research, Section for Mathematical Economics, University of Freiburg


Habilitation in economics, University of Freiburg
Doctor rerum politicarum, University of Freiburg
Graduate diploma in economics, University of Freiburg
Graduate diploma in theology, University of Freiburg

Selected Publications

  • Roland Firtz, Nils Goldschmidt und Matthias Störring (2021): Contextual liberalism: the ordoliberal approach to private vice and public benefits, in: Public Choicehttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11127-021-00879-w.
  • Alexander Lenger, Stephan Wolf und Nils Goldschmidt (2021): Choosing inequality: how economic security fosters competitive regimes, in: The Journal of Economic Inequality 19, 315-346.
  • Stefan Kolev, Nils Goldschmidt und Jan-Otmar Hesse (2020): Debating liberalism: Walter Eucken, F. A. Hayek and the early history of the Mont Pèlerin Society, in: The Review of Austrian Economics 33, 433-463.
  • Nils Goldschmidt und Hermann Rauchenschwandtner (2018): The Philosophy of Social Market Economy: Michel Foucault's Analysis of Ordoliberalism, in: Journal of Contextual Economics: Schmollers Jahrbuch 138, 157-184.
  • Stephan Wolf, Nils Goldschmidt und Thomas Petersen (2015): Votes on behalf of children: a legitimate way of giving them a voice in politics?, in: Constitutional Political Economy 26, 356-374.
  • Nils Goldschmidt (2013): Walter Eucken's Place in the History of Ideas, in: Review of Austrian Economics 26, 127-147.
  • Roger Spranz, Alexander Lenger und Nils Goldschmidt (2012): The relation between institutional and cultural factors in economic development: the case of Indonesia, in: Journal of Institutional Economics 8, 459-488.

Complete list of publications (February 2022)


Additional Activities and Membership

Other information

Adviser for the  Kommission für gesellschaftliche und soziale Fragen (VI) der Deutschen Bischofskonferenz (already since 2012 member in the working group for social policy-questions)
2011 Board of directors, International Research Area on Catholic Social Doctrine, Pontifical Lateran University, Rome
2010 Academic adviser for the Promotionskolleg "Soziale Marktwirtschaft", Konrad Adenauer Foundation
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