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University of Siegen

Faculty III | School of Economic Disciplines

Kohlbettstr. 17 | Room US-G 113 | 57072 Siegen

svenja.flechtner@uni-siegen.de

@SvenjaFl

Svenja FLECHTNER


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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.


I teach courses on economic growth, development and distribution, behavioural economics, international political economy and philosophy of economics.


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Publication

November 12, 2019


Claudius Gräbner and I published preliminary results of our on-going research project on inequality and growth in the Economics Bulletin. The paper called "The heterogeneous relationship between income and inequality: a panel co-integration approach" is here and more information about our project is here.

Award

October 10, 2019


I was awarded the best teaching prize of my faculty (Faculty III | School of Economic Disciplines) at the University of Siegen for the courses "Introduction to economic growth" and "Development and distribution: case study seminar" in 2018.

Award

January 15, 2019

 

I was 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 was handed out on 14 January 2019. I gave a talk on "Pluralist perspectives in the economics of inequality and development" (in German).