Anders Chydenius

Making Anders Chydenius' life work well-known belongs to the activities of the Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius.

The ideal of the Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius is Anders Chydenius (1729–1803), who drove courageous reforms, believing in the development of the individual and society and in the open debate. Chydenius was one of the earliest advocates of freedom, openness and democracy in Sweden-Finland and throughout Europe.

The Collected Works of Anders Chydenius

Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius, in collaboration with the Anders Chydenius Foundation and the Support Association of the Chydenius Institute, has carried through a project to publish a scientific edition of Anders Chydenius’ collected works. The complete works have been 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 have been published in English:

  • Anticipating The Wealth of Nations. The selected works of Anders Chydenius (1729–1803), Routledge, 2011.

The Collected Works of Anders Chydenius, including translations into English, are also available online:

► Further information: Programme Manager Paula Kivinen