Grundriss der Volkswirthschaftslehre
"Hans von Mangoldt was without a doubt one of the outstanding theoreticians and true pioneers of the 19th century, whose accomplishments are still underestimated," wrote Horst Claus Recktenwald. Joseph A. Schumpeter included Mangoldt among the "outstanding scholars of the century." With the support of Carl Knies, Hans Karl Emil von Mangoldt (1824 - 1868) was appointed as a tenured professor of political economy in 1862 at the University of Freiburg/Breisgau. He researched and taught here until the time of his early death. In addition to his " Lehre vom Unternehmergewinn " (1855), with which he already anticipated Schumpeter's theory of the entrepreneur, especially the " Grundriss der Volkswirthschaftslehre y" (1863) as Mangoldt's main work. Both works come from the tradition of the Classic School and are now considered to be milestones in the development of mathematical national economics. The " Grundriss " is a "comprehensive, even if intensely compressed work that not only stands out due to its trailblazing discussion of the price formation but also because of its unprejudiced approach to geometric depictions." (Mark Blaug) Mangoldt's mentor Wilhelm Roscher expressed the achievement of this "fine and sharp mind" in this way: "His main strength lies in the systematics of the entire theory of economics and in the analysis of the individual economic processes."