On December 10, 2015, Professor Dr. Carl-Ludwig Holtfrerich was awarded the Helmut Schmidt Prize for German-American Economic History at the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC. Since 2005 the Helmut Schmidt Prize is awarded biennially by the GHI in cooperation with the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin-und-Gerd-Bucerius. The event started with a welcoming introduction by GHI Director Simone Lässig and Nina Smidt, the President of the American Friends of Bucerius. It was followed by the laudation which the representative of the Schmidt Prize Selection Committee Professor Volker Berghahn of Columbia University delivered. After accepting the prize, Prof. Dr. Holtfrerich proceeded with his lecture: "Austerity: Views of Chancellor Brüning's and President Hoover's Fiscal Policies from across the Atlantic, 1930-32".
Please find the whole lecture as a PDF download on the left.