Albert Hirschman Fellowship

Distinguished Guests

Objective and Eligibility

The Albert Hirschman Fellowship, in the name and honor of social scientist Albert O. Hirschman (1915 –2012), will be given to distinguished senior scholars, who have contributed to re-framing some of the major questions in the social sciences. It intends to bring to the IWM leading senior scholars with a view to fostering dialogue across the generations and to contribute to younger scholars developing a critical stance on current intellectual fashions.

The fellowship is up to three months and is granted on invitation only.

More Information Katia Salomon, daughter of Albert O. Hirschman at the IWM about the fellowship in her father’s name and honor (May 20, 2016):


Franz Graf
Fellows Program Coordinator 

Albert O. Hirschman American social scientist was born in Berlin in 1915—a rotten time and a wrong place to be Jewish and progressive. When he was but nineteen years old, persecution, intolerance, and war decimated the cosmopolitan world that many of his generation had fought to defend. Hirschman left Germany, fought in Spain, smuggled people out of occupied France, and ended up in the U.S. as one of the most distinguished experts on Latin America and the problems of economic development. 


  • Demos, Cosmos and Globus , -
  • Which Future for Democracy in a Post-political Age , -
  • Why Live Matters , -
  • Extraordinary Virtues: Narratives and Strangers , -
  • Which Future for Democracy in a Post-political Age , -
  • Albert Hirschman’s Work in English , -
  • Representation and Adjustment in Advanced Industrial Democracies , -
  • Vices and Virtues of the Rich. Emotional Legitimations of Wealth Concentration , -
  • Albert Hirschman Fellowship , -
  • The Politics of Affects , -
  • Ignorance and Bliss , -