The Collected Works of Anders Chydenius
Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius has launched a project to publish a scientific edition of Anders Chydenius’ collected works. The complete works will be published in 10 volumes in their original language, Swedish, as well as being translated into Finnish. In addition, both Chydenius' principal works and a comprehensive biography will be published in English. The complete works will also be published online.
Wide network of collaboration
The Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius will be working in collaboration with Chydenius-instituutin kannatusyhdistys [its voluntary support organisation] and Anders Chydenius Foundation. Half of the funding will come from the Finnish Ministry of Education. Other patrons are the City of Kokkola, the Bank of Finland, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (Sweden), Kungliga Vitterhetsakademien (Sweden), and other foundations and private enterprises. The president of the board of editors is former Rector of Åbo Akademi University, Bishop emeritus Gustav Björkstrand, and the members are Senior Editor Henrik Knif (Svenska Litteratursällskapet), Professor emeritus Juha Manninen and Jari Ojala (University of Jyväskylä) and Professor emeritus Bo Lindberg (University of Gothenburg).
The Selected Works of Anders Chydenius published
Anticipating The Wealth of Nations: The Selected Works of Anders Chydenius, 1729–1803 was published 30th September 2011 by Routledge.
The book consists of eleven of the most important writings of Anders Chydenius, translated from the original by Peter C. Hogg. Thematically they touch upon subject areas such as the freedom of trade and industry, emigration, the monetary system of the Swedish realm in the eighteenth century, the freedom of the press (or as Chydenius said: the freedom of writing and printing), the freedom of information, the rights of the rural working class and the freedom of religion. The book also includes a comprehensive biography of Chydenius written by Lars Magnusson together with commentaries and explanatory notes to each text.
For academic researchers and professionals of history of economic thought and history of ideas, both Smith scholars as well as others, this book provides valuable new source material, which has not been available in English until now. This volume is also intended for the general public with an interest in for instance questions related to the Freedom of Information and Freedom of Religion. This volume will serve as a fruitful ground to future comparative studies, raise new intriguing questions and promote the general discussion on these topics.
Anticipating The Wealth of Nations: The Selected Works of Anders Chydenius, 1729–1803 on Routledge's website
For more information about Chydenius, see
The Chydenius Foundation