Flechtner, S. und Gräbner, C. (2019): "The heterogeneous relationship between income and inequality: a panel co-integration approach", ICAE Working Paper 91.

Flechtner, S. & Sánchez-Ancochea, D. (2018): "Why is knowledge accumulation so hard? Exploring econometric research on the determinants of social policy in Latin America", under review.

D'Ippoliti, C. & Flechtner, S. (2019): "Fields of study choices and the reproduction of income inequalities", work in progress.

Decker, S., Elsner, W. & Flechtner, S. (eds): Principles and Pluralist Approaches in Teaching Economics: Towards a Transformative Science. Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics. London: Routledge. Forthcoming in 2019.   


Flechtner, S. (2018): "Behavioural development economics - progress or fad?", work in progress.


Flechtner, S.  & Heinrich, T. (2017): "Interpreting Sufficiency in fsQCA. A reply to Marques and Salavisa (2017)", working paper.


Flechtner, S. & Panther, S. (2017): "Global and domestic inequalities and the political economy of the middle-income trap", working paper (R-R).


Flechtner, S. (2016): Do aspirations impact behaviour? Evidence from structural equation modelling, working paper (under review).


"Think Positive, Climb out of Poverty? It’s Just Not So Easy!" , blog post at, 9 August 2018.

"Poor Behavior, Good Behavioral Policies? Double Standards for the North and South", blog post at, 14 September 2017.

"Towards a Critical Pluralist Research Agenda in Development Economics: Some Bricks from Berlin to Build Upon", blog post at (jointly with Jakob Hafele and Theresa Neef), 13 July 2017.



Google scholar profile

Flechtner, S. (2019): "Entwicklung und Freiheit - Verhaltens-, sozio- und entwicklungsökonomische Perspektiven", in Katharina Hirschbrunn, Ulrich Klüh und Richard Sturn (eds), Jahrbuch Normative und institutionelle Grundfragen der Ökonomik, 17: Kapitalismus und Freiheit. Marburg: Metropolis.

Decker, S., Elsner, W. & Flechtner, S. (2018, eds): Advancing Pluralism in Teaching Economics: International Perspectives on a Textbook Science. Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics. London: Routledge.

Flechtner, S. (2017): "Should aspirations be a matter of policy concern?", Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 18(4): 517-530, doi: 10.1080/19452829.2017.1364224.

Flechtner, S. (2017): "Individuelle Zielsetzungen – ein Ansatzpunkt zur Bekämpfung von Armut und Ungleichheiten?", Der Öffentliche Sektor - The Public Sector 43(2): 49-53.

Flechtner, S. (2017): "Growth Miracle or Endangered Development? Vested Interests, Policy-Making, and Economic Development in the Dominican Republic", Journal of Economic Issues 51(2): 323-331.

Flechtner, S. (2017): "Inequality, (unmet) aspirations and social protest", in H. Hanappi & S. Katsikides (eds), Evolutionary Political Economy in Action. A Cyprus Symposium, Part 1: Political Economy in Action: 109-123. Abingdon/ New York: Routledge.

Flechtner, S. (2017): "Desigualdad y desenvolvimiento económico en la República Dominicana - Un análisis desde la perspectiva de la economía política", in A. Klump and C. Felbeck (eds), Dominicanidad: Perspectivas de un concepto transnacional: 169-203. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

Flechtner, S. (2016): Aspirations and the persistence of poverty and inequalities. Dissertation, Europa-Universität Flensburg.

Flechtner, S. & Panther, S. (2016): "Economic inequality, political power and political decision-making: the case of the 'middle-income trap'", in S. Fadda & P. Tridico (eds), Varieties of Economic Inequality: 72-94. Abingdon/ New York: Routledge.

Flechtner, S. (2015): Sebastiano Fadda and Pasquale Tridico, (eds.), "The Economic Crisis in Social and Institutional Context - A Review", Turkish Economic Review 2(2): 127-132.

Flechtner, S. (2014): "Aspiration Traps: When Poverty Stifles Hope", World Bank Inequality in Focus, 3(1),  January 2014.

Flechtner, S. (2014): "Book review: Lavinas, L.; Cobo, B.; Waltenberg, F.; Veiga, A.; Méndez, Y.S.: Percepcoes sobre desigualdade e pobreza. O que pensam os brasileiros da política social?" Rio de Janeiro: Centro Internacional Celso Furtado de Políticas para o Desenvolvimento, Revista Econômica, 16(2).

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