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University of Siegen

Faculty III | School of Economic Disciplines

Kohlbettstr. 15 | Room US-G 113 | 57072 Siegen

svenja.flechtner@uni-siegen.de

@SvenjaFl

Svenja FLECHTNER


WELCOME TO MY ACADEMIC WEBSITE!


 

I am an economist at the University of Siegen, Germany. I work as an assistant professor in the MA program Pluralist Economics. Here is my university website, and this is the website of the Research Center Pluralist Economics at Siegen (in German).


My research focuses on questions of economic and social development in the context of socio-economic inequalities. In particular, I have been working on behavioral (development) economics and the political economy of the middle-income trap. I am also interested in interdisciplinary research and the philosophy and practice of pluralism in economics.

I am a fellow of the ZOE Institute for future-fit economies and of the Forum for Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policy (FMM).

I have taught a range of courses in economics and interdisciplinary area studies in Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Europa-Universität Flensburg, Freie Universität Berlin, the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, and the University of Siegen.


In the pluralist economics program, I teach courses on growth, development and distribution, international political economy and philosophy of economics.


New book

September 2018


Jointly with Samuel Decker and Wolfram Elsner, I edited this volume on Advancing Pluralism in Teaching Economics: International Perspectives on a Textbook Science. A second related volume will follow in 2019. Both volumes are products of the 2015 Berlin Conference on Teaching Economics.

Talks and discussions

winter term, 2018


During this winter term, I will visit Rethinking Economics Tübingen and open their pluralist lecture series with an introduction to pluralist Economics (18 October). I will also visit  the pluralist economics group in Mannheim for a debate with Achim Wambach (1 Nov 2018).

Award

December 22, 2018

 

I will be awarded the WIWA Young Scholars Award for Pluralism in Economics 2019 (Nachwuchspreis Plurale Ökonomik) by the Witten Institute for Institutional Change (WIWA) at Witten/Herdecke University. The award will be handed out on 14 January 2019. I will give a talk on "Pluralist perspectives in the economics of inequality and development" (in German).

 


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