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 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.
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).
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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