Gerold Blümle

Gerold Blümle (born 1937) is a German economist.

Blümle was born on 30 January 1937 in Lörrach and, from 1972 to 2002, was the Professor of Mathematical Economics at the University of Freiburg[1] and a leading German exponent of the theory of income distribution and external trade theory. He is the brother of the very well known Ernst-Bernd Blümle. In his research, he combines economic history and theory history. He argues that political economics as such should serve life; theoretical and historical thinking should be linked. During his studies, which he spent in Freiburg im Breisgau and in Freiburg im Üechtland, among other places, he joined the Catholic Student Associations, K.St.V. Germania-Hohentwiel and K.St.V. Carolingia-Friborg, in the Kartellverband.

Gerold Blümle developed a business cycle model as a predator-prey relationship. In this model, there is a cyclical relationship between the investment ratio and the spread or variance of the profits, which is represented by Lotka-Volterra equations. [2]

From 1985 to 1990 he was a member of the Advisory Board of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

For many years, Blümle has also researched, lectured, taught and written on the subject of Baden's national game of Cego.[3][4][1]


  • Theorie der Einkommensverteilung. 1975.
  • Fortschritt und Schöpfungsglaube oder Die Machbarkeit des Glücks. 1984.
  • Wirtschaftsgeschichte und ökonomisches Denken, Ausgewählte Aufsätze. 2008.
  • Das badische Nationalspiel Cego, 2018.


  1. ^ a b Kosturkova, Nadya and Jörg Rieger (2018). "Prof. Dr. Gerold Blümle" in Ordnungspolitisch stets auf Kurs. Munich: Franz Vahlen.
  2. ^ Gerold Blümle: "Wachstum und Konjunktur bei Differenzgewinnen – Ein Schumpeter-Modell der wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung" in : Beiträge zur angewandten Wirtschaftsforschung. ed. by HJ Ramser and Hajo Riese. Gottfried Bombach zum 70. Geburtstag. Berlin, 1989, pp. 13–37. Also in Frank Schohl: Die markttheoretische Erklärung der Konjunktur. Schriften zur angewandten Wirtschaftsforschung. Tübingen, 1999.
  3. ^ "Cego soll wieder salonfähig werden" in Badische Zeitung, 27 Apr 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  4. ^ Das badische Nationalspiel Cego at Retrieved 30 May 2020.