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Exploring Economics wurde von Studierenden und junden Akademiker*innen des Netzwerks Plurale Ökonomik gegründet. Seit der Gründung sind viele Personen dazugestoßen und haben sich bei Erweiterungen und Zusatzprojekten wie der Sommerakadie engagiert. Willst Du mitmachen? Schreib uns eine Nachricht!

Redaktionsteam

Adrian Odenweller I'm an M.Sc. student of "Integrated Climate System Sciences" at the cluster of excellence CLICCS at the University of Hamburg, working on Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) and energy system transitions. I am curious about modelling human-environment interactions and broadly interested in climate, energy, environment and ecology. I hold a B.Sc. in Physics and a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Cologne and have research experience at the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG) at the University of Cambridge, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and the Macroeconomic Statistics Division of the European Central Bank (ECB).
Andrei-Bogdan Sterescu Andrei-Bogdan Sterescu is a Master of Public Policy student at the Hertie School in the Dual Degree programme with Sciences Po Paris. His ongoing research focus is on the interaction between political and economic processes in Europe and EU Economic Governance. He has a multidisciplinary background, having graduated from Sciences Po Paris with a B.A in Social Sciences.
Andrey Smolyakov I am currently a Master's student at an international CEMS MIM programme, having studied in WU Vienna and University of Economics, Prague. I received my Bachelor's degree in the leading Russian economic university with a major in International Affairs and a minor in Applied Economics.
Anum Javed I am from Pakistan, a country located in the South Asian Region.My native language is Urdu but entire mode of education was in English. I have done my Bachelor's in Business Administration(BBA Honour's) from Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. I hold a Master's Degree in Development Policies; EPOG Programme(Economic Policies in the Age of Globalization) from University of Paris 13-Paris Nord, France. I would like to engage at Level B in the Exploring Economics Editorial Team. I am extremely interested to work on the topic of Institutional Economics or other themes as required in my field of work. I have an approximately 4 year working experience in the development sector. The most relevant is working as a Research Fellow under the United States Institute of Peace(USIP) Project in Peace & Development Unit in Ministry of Planning & Development, Pakistan. I am looking forward to hearing from you real soon.
Aurora Li I am doing my masters in an interdisciplinary (economic and sociology) master at the university of hamburg. Since about 5 years, I am engaging myself in the german network of pluralist economics, first in Halle, now in Hamburg. In this time I engaged myself a lot in the local groups and decided now to be more active in exploring economics to bring in the knowledge and experience collected in this time. I think exploring economics is one of the most prominent project of the network and has a lot of potential to growth in regard with the widerness of topics. As a start I would like to start with an A level of engagement to be more clear about the expenditure of time, but I also aim to challenge myself to get to an higher level of engagement over the time. I would be very happy to be part of exploring economics and looking forward to hear from you.
Baldomar Carrillo I’m 21 years old and I’m from Mexico I live at the northern part of the country. I’m currently studying finance at Instituto tecnológico de Monterrey (ITSEM) at my third semester; previously I was studying economics at Instituto Autónomo de Mexico (ITAM) but i ended up quitting because I didn’t like/believe the way the taught economics. They approached Econ throughout neoclassical economics and I don’t believe the words “the freer the market the freer the people”. My dream is to become an economist for the people. I believe we can create and demonstrate,through math, a model where the people are the main focus not the enterprises or the capitalist. I plan to obtain my masters degree in economics and math then getting my PhD in econometrics or economic theory. I want to be part of this movement of seeing economics not just as a dogma, but actually understand it and use that knowledge to help solve fundamental problems such as poverty and inequality. I can speak English fluently (C1/C2), i speak Spanish my native language and a little bit of French. I would like to apply for the B level of editor. I have experience in the research department at instituto Mexicano de ejecutivos en finanzas university program (IMEF) they focus in educating the public in both finance and economics topics as well as doing research in those topics. I know classical economics micro and macro ( somewhat advance in micro economic theory), some history of economic theory and Marxist economics. If I’m not fit for the B level I would like to be consider for the A level.
Carmen Orazzo I am a 24 y.o. student, I have completed a Bachelor Degree in Economics and Business at the University of Naples “Federico II”, in Italy, and I am pursuing a Master in Economics, Governance and Administration at University of Salerno. So my interests are linked both to macroeconomics and economic policy, evaluation of public policy, welfare systems and economic history, economic geography and sociology. Moreover, last year I took part in the European Module Jean Monnet "European Culture and Memories: EU's Strategies and Policy Developments " at European Studies Center (CSE) and, since then, I am contributing to an academic research on the youth perspective of the society with a particular focus on the rise of populism and nationalism among them in Italy, France and Spain. I am applying for Level C due to the fact that I used to write on some school newspaper, I had a three-week traineeship on Media and Communication in Edinburgh and I was responsible for communication of a local political party.
Catherina Celosse I am recovering corporate finance lawyer, graduated from Columbia Law ‘92 and Harvard College ‘86 (East Asian Studies), and churned through contracts in NewYork, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Brussels and Washington DC. The practice of law within four corners of a contract can be engaging and consuming, but as I rode various waves of cross border investment and finance, I saw increasing concentration and gaming of financial rules with little benefit outside the top quintile. Meanwhile, politics in the U.S. ... So, I quit last summer, moved to vote and volunteer with local politics in a battleground state. Specifically, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a microcosm of the U.S. society and economy. We just had county elections on Tuesday, Nov. 5th with some progressive wins. I have also given myself time to relearn economics via Keen, Mazzaucato and other refreshing voices and would love to join the effort. I best start at A, and perhaps progress to B, especially if I can help edit or analyze laws and regulations on private equity and investment funds. English only alas for written materials.
Christian Axtmann Hi EE-Team, my name is Christian from Germany (so my mother tongue is German) and I graduated (diploma) in the University of Heidelberg in fall 2017 in Volkswirtschaftslehre (economics) with a focus on International Trade. My motivation based on my studies in economics itself, as I realized like many other students how onesided the content was dominated by the neoclassical approach. Furthermore the way of teaching was mainly dominated by repetetiv learning of pre-fabricated solutions. This triggered frustation in such an amount that I was relieved that I could join the pluralist group AK Real World Economics in Heidelberg in order to give our studies more content in an pluralist approach. So I hope to take an contribution for a progressive platform like EE and to broaden my view on economics. My preferred level of engagement is on level B and I would like to join the Marxian Political Economy editor working group. Best regards Christian
christina elias Hello! I have a bachelor in Economics from the American university of Beirut and masters in international development and development management from the University of Manchester in 2018! I am very interested in the connection between economics and development as being a current researcher at a dutch organisation for social change has showed me how things are very interlinked in the world we live in and economics taught is way different that the reality and the current trends. For this reason, and to always stay up-to-date with current trends i am eager to contribute to joining the editor working group. My main research interests include: socio-economic research and sustainable development, policy analysis, and strategic and social innovation.
Christopher Dathe Is a PhD student at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He holds a master’s degree in economics with a minor in Social Science. His research interests are international trade and investment regimes as well as (international) economic crises.
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Divanshu Sethi I am currently working as a behavioural economist. We do various kind of projects with our partnered institutions in the domain of applied behavioural economics. In addition, I work as a philosophy and public policy editor for Catharsis Magazine (a cultural and political magazine). I have an MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy (LSE) and a BA in Economics and Management (UCL).
Edison Jakurti Edison Jakurti is a PhD Candidate in Economics at the Freie Universität Berlin. He earned his Master of International Development Policy degree, concentrating in Applied Economics, at Duke University. He also worked as Research and Teaching Assistant at Duke University, and Consultant at the World Bank in Washington, DC. Earlier, Edison had received his Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, from Rochester Institute of Technology. He double majored in Economics & Statistics and Management, and minored in International Relations. During his last year of studies there, he served as the President of the Student Government. His research interests include economic inequality, public economics, economic development, international trade and industrial policy, and history of economic thought.
Filipa Reis Currently studying an interdisciplinary Master's degree in Applied International Studies in Vienna, focusing in political science and international relations, international economics, European and international law and history. I received my Bachelor's degree in Economics from ISCTE-IUL in Portugal and did an exchange semester at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where I studied courses from a range of disciplines complementary to economics. My areas of interest range from fields such as development, public policies, micro finance and green finance, circular economy, energy, digitalization, sustainable business, socio-economic inequalities, education and skills, psychology, geopolitics, political science, international relations to human and animal rights, gender, ethnic conflicts and religious dynamics. I'm always looking for opportunities to extend my knowledge particularly in economics but also in other subject areas, as well as develop the scope of application of economic theory, which is why this project seems so attractive to me. In my view, economics is a tool that should be used to serve the best interests of humanity and should do so alongside other disciplines, which emphasises the importance of mastering a combination of different skills and knowledge and this is at the root of the diversity of activities and course areas that I try to embrace from both a technical and participatory stand-point.
Ignacio Silva Neira is an economist and master of analysis economics of the University of Chile and current student of the International Economics Master in Berlin School of Economics and Law. He is Director of the Observatory of Economics Policies (OPES) in Chile, group member of De America Soy and Rethinking Economics.
Jacobo Castellanos
Jakub Sokolowski I am a doctoral student in economics in University of Warsaw. I am developing microeconomic field experiments in energy and environmental sector. I work as an economist in Institute for Structural Research. I work mostly on the topic of energy poverty (quantitative and qualitative research). My motivation is simple - I fully support the ideas behind Exploring Economics, I am for availability and heterogeneity in economics. I am interested in participating both in English and Polish version of the website (and I have already translated a chapter about behavioral economics from English to Polish). I can also participate in any further projects you are planning. Level B, behavioral economics
Jens Tandstad I have a bachelors degree in economics from the university of Bergen. Over the course of my studies, I became more and more confused to what Economics really was. Ten years on, I have kept my interest in economics, but I see the field from outside. I would like to contribute to this platform, in the hope that good arguments about how Economics need more pluralism and new approaches can help save the field from causing it's own implosion. I would like to write about GDP, Money (credit), Economic history, Finance sector, value extraction vs value creation and possible future monetary solutions.
Jorge Rosales-Salas Postdoctoral researcher, PhD in Engineering Systems at Universidad de Chile (Operations Research and Microeconomics), Master of Science in Administration with a major in Finances, Civil Industrial Engineer; with a solid background in the area of time use modeling, microeconomics, operations research, optimization, simulation and project evaluation.
Julia Schmid
Julia Kaff Dear ladies and gentlement, I would very much like to support the Exploring Economics team and therefore i am available as an editor for the Experience project. I prefer the level A material scout for my participation. During my study of sociology in Vienna I have already dealt with multiple approaches of economics. I am very interested in continuing my education in this area. Actually i am preparing my dissertation project which will deal with sozio-economic problems. There are two options for the theme: one that focuses on household wealth development from a historical perspective, or the other that analyses the contrast in value of different occupations whenever work contributes beneftis to economic growth or to the welfare of society. Participating in the Exploring Economics Experience will certainly give me many interesting insights into the desktop research and to different topics. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Kind regards Julia Kaff
Julian Pallinger is an undergraduate student of economics at the University of Hong Kong. He is particularly interested in developmental and institutional economics in the Chinese context.
Julien Hallak Young economist from Paris, interested in institutionalist and marxian economics, especially the question of value. One of the co-founders of the EE french-speaking team
Kasturi Kandalam I have a BA in Economics (Hons) from Azim Premji University (APU). My minor was Media, Society, and Development. I am fluent in English, Telugu, Hindi, and German. Economics as a subject is intellectually fascinating and challenging. Dynamically combining complex economic theories and ideas and presenting them in an accessible form is what I want to pursue. Exploring Economics matches my interest here. As a part of the Economics course in APU, I chose ‘Political Economy’ ‘Development Economics’, ‘Econometric methods’, ‘Indian Economy’, ‘Economic Philosophy and Reasoning’ and ‘Labour Economics’. These courses have trained me towards comprehending economic problems with logical rigor without losing sight of history, politics, institutions and most importantly, people. This also trained me towards understanding and presenting needful and impactful research. Being interested in issues of inequality, unemployment, jobless growth, the role of the state in development, gender and production relations, this platform will help me achieve this because of its diversity in research presented and the team itself. I wish to become part of the Editorial team with Level B of engagement.
Katie Smith I am from the UK and study Business Economics at the University of Leeds. I recently completed a placement year with the Government Economic Service at the Department for Environment, which is where i first heard about Exploring Economics. Upon speaking to various economist colleagues and other university students, it became clear that we do not learn the same things in our degrees, and most of what we do learn is outdated, and more up to date theories are left out of teaching, or only briefly touched on, leaving a disconnect and in a sense a dis-love between academic economics, and the way economics is used in the real world. My preferred level of engagement would be A, since i am already consciously searching out economics podcasts or the latest empirical releases, i would love the opportunity to share my comments with others.
Kerstin Hoette
Konstantin Gast I am studying international interactions from different perspectives with a focus on international trade and European politics. I did my Bachelor in Economics and Law (University of Göttingen, Germany). Currently I am enrolled in two Master programs: Development Economics (Göttingen) and International Political Economy (King's College London, UK). Moreover, I am working at the University of Göttingen as a stundet assistant. On the one hand at the Institute of International and European Law and on the other hand at the Economics Department.
Leonardo Conte
Maria Zinutti I hold an International Joint Master in Sustainable Territorial Development, an interdisciplinary course across four different universities and countries (Padova, IT - Leuven, BE - Paris, FR – Campo Grande, BR). As part of the program, I carried out an internship in Brazil at Banco Palmas, the first and major community bank of the country. Previously I graduated in Political, Social and International Sciences at the University of Bologna. Both my bachelor and master thesis were focused on the topic of sustainable economics: an economic system with environmental and social issues at its core, and above all, that aims at ensuring wellbeing within planetary boundaries. In October 2019, I presented the results of my thesis participating at the 19th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production conference in Barcelona. I have an extensive academic background on the topic of sustainable economy, but above all I have a strong personal commitment to foster its application. In particular, I am strongly interested in the Post-growth vision. I fluently speak Italian, English, Spanish and I am confident in Portuguese and French.
María Elena Mejia I'm from Colombia. I have a Bachelor's in Economics. I'm fond of the idea of building Economic theory and analysis as a result of a collaborative effort. I think we really need this kind of efforts to enrich the understanding of Economics.
Mark Dürrbeck
Mauricio Barbara I studied economics at the University of São Paulo - Brazil, Ribeirão Preto campus. I studied in the master's program in economics at the Federal University of Bahia - Brazil, where I got a master's degree presenting the dissertation: "Endogenous money and capitalist crises in the view of Steve Keen". I am a contributor to Mouro Review, a Brazilian Marxist Review, and a contributor to Opera Mundi online magazine. I intend to contribute in the field of Monetary Economics, Complexity, Endogenous Money. I can contribute to the engagement of students from various fields, mainly through writing texts and doing translations into Portuguese and English. I intend to spread the Exploring Economics texts among Portuguese-speaking countries.
Michiel Beelaerts I work part-time as a teaching assistant at Ghent University, Belgium. The main focus of my job is to get students acquainted with scientific literature in (applied) economics. Part of my job is to create short video lectures and I'm also familiar with statistical analysis (in R). In the recent past, I have also taught sociology and economics at a secundary school level. I have always found that the curriculum of economics education has been too narrowly focussed. It struck me how different schools of thought manage to coexist and co-influence each other much more in other social sciences (political science is my first master's degree). Now it appears a movement in economics has gained some traction to achieve something similar and I would love to be a part of it. Because I have some free time, I think a "level C" commitment is certainly doable. My interests include political economy, institutional economics, ecological economics, philosophy of science, methodology,...
Nicolà Bezzola I am Nicolà Bezzola and work at the moment as a social aid representative for HEKS and in this role observe asylum procedures in Bern. I'm also writing for the think tank reatch in the working group "the future and history of work". I've finished my MSc in Economic History at LSE. Between my BSc at the University of Bern, Economics as a major and Social Anthropology as a minor, and my masters I studied Chinese for a year at Wuhan University. My special interest within the field lies on the history of economic thought.
Nora Jusufi
Padmashree
Panchali Banerjee
Pauline Kohlhase My name is Pauline, I just startet my master degree: "Economics: Towards a more sustainable economy" (Germany). I studied environmental sciences and economics as a bachelor degree. After I finished all of the economic modules I had the feeling that this was quite a one-sided perspective. For example the models were very much limited to a "white men's" perspective and I had the feeling that I studied only neoclassics, rather than the whole world of economics. Currently I also miss a more critical perspective on economics in my master degree. That's why I would love to challenge myself more to get in touch with alternative views and perspective of ecnomics, like post-growth theory and sharing economy. For a long time in my opinion economic actors were the forces of the society, but at the moment I am also more interested in the power of politics and its interrelations with economics. Additionally I am interested in feminist economics and would like to increase the knowledge about this important field of economics. I am happy to contribute as Level A!
Pedronella Coming from a biological background, I am on a quest to untangle the interdisciplinary web of biology, sociology and economics. To mention only a few highly interesting topics: 1. Economisation and financialisation of Nature 2. Notion of work 3. War, disaster, terrorism & economics
Philipp Censkowsky
Ramya Emandi She is making her way into the world of economics, trying to connect the dots from an engineer to manager to economist. An ambitious & a constant student of inquisitiveness and an ardent supporter of interdisciplinary approach to public policies. She is working at UNDP-India in monitoring and evaluation after the completion of Advanced Studies in International Economics from Kiel Institute, Germany. Earlier, she had worked for 7 years in Business Development, Planning & Economic Studies for an Indian public sector oil & gas Fortune 500 company 'Indian Oil Corporation Limited'.
Rebecca Lohmann
Ricka Bähnsch I am about to graduate in the M.Sc. program in Economics at Hamburg University. I am mainly interested in labour economics and behavioral economics.
Rishant Godara I am a second-year Bachelor of Economics student from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. My home country is India, which is why I am fluent in both English and Hindi.
Sergio Reuben-Soto
Seun Adeyemo I am a Nigerian, of the Yoruba tribe, my parents are from Osun state. I lived most of my years in Lagos state. I studied Economics at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Nigeria (B.Sc). I am motivated to join the Exploring Economics Editorial Team because of the may resources that I have access to and would love to share to the global audience. I believe there is a lot of knowledge that needs to be shared and discoveries that need to be made in the field of economics, and here is an opportunity to join a global community of editors with similar interests to help build a better economics education especially for the benefit of everyone. I would like to engage at Level B. I want to join and editor working group, I am very interested in topics of microeconomics.
Summit Gupta Coming from the Economics background from India, I am currently pursuing my MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong. Right from my undergraduate, the study of Economics has always intrigued me which prompted me to take Economics as my major. This interest in Economics motivated me to write a research paper on the topic 'Effect of Crop Insurance Schemes on farmer suicide rates in India' which was published by the St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. This helped me explore the topic of Development Economics and at the same time helped me realize that there is so much to learn in this unexplored field. Joining the Exploring Economics Editorial Team as Material Scout (Level A) will help me learn more about this field and at the same time, will help other students like me to generate interest in the field and explore the same.
Tamara Naidoo In September 2019 awarded an EU Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, I began a Masters in Global Studies, University of Wroclaw, Poland. The second half of the degree will be at Leipzig University, Germany. My first Masters Degree is in Multidisciplinary Human Rights, University of Pretoria. In the past 5 years I worked in the South African NGO sector. My most recent employment was as Programme Manager for International Relations at the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, South Africa Office. I recently created a blog exploring international political economy issues for career starters in international relations. I have ample writing and editorial experience in academic literature, advocacy materials and blogging. My thematic areas include: foreign policy, international political economy, peace and security, Agenda 2030. Languages: English (native), German and French.
Teresa Romero Graduated in BA International Relations at Complutense University of Madrid and MA International Political Economy at King's College London, I am particularly drawn to political economy of the environment and climate change as well as to agrarian political economy.
Thore Beckmann Dear Exploring Economics Team, Since I follow your work closely for quite some time now I would be thrilled to join the network and help in bringing more recognition to plural economics in the general discussion. After doing my Bachelor's in Erfurt in International Relations I started and finishes the plural master program in International Economics at the Berlin School of Law and Economics and also finished the Erasmus Mundus EPOG Master-program. Both my masters focussed on a plural/heterodox analysis of economic problems with a special focus on Post Keynesian Economics. I wrote my master thesis on alternative designs of a European wide Minimum Wage Policy and during my studies focussed mainly on issues concerning labor market policies, European integration and development policies. Since my official working status is in flux at the moment I would prefer to engage in the scope according to Level B. I am based in Berlin and would gladly join the working group there. I also have extensive working experience in social media after working for roughly 1 1/2 years for different sports media outlets as a Social Media Director. I hope to hear from you soon and look forward to hopefully work with you in the coming weeks and months. Best regards, Thore Beckmann
Tom Göhring Hi there, my name is Tom and I have been doing plural economics activism for a long time in my bachelor-studies in economics and politics. Now, being in the Master "Political Economy of European Integration" HWR Berlin, I wanted to focus a bit on my academic path of life. Accumulating more knowledge and gathering new insights about things i could not learn in my Bachelor was the reason for my pause in activism. At the moment I'm working in a project on the soial reception of the "Rule of Law" in Germany and Poland at the European Academy Berlin where i got insights into the New Institutional Economics, Constitutional Economics and Sociology of Law. While the project was promising at the beginning, I was getting more sceptical over time. Right now I see myself in a good position to criticize this area and the methodology which is used. Next to this i'm continuing to prepare for my Master Thesis which I want to write about Feminist Economics. I have already done workshops with my friends from the Plurale Ökonomik Halle about S. Federici and other topics related to the politcal economy of feminist thinking. I hope I could add some expertise in this field for the Exploring Economics project. I would like to start in level B, but i could also think of writing something myself if the right topic or theme comes up. Hope to hear from you.

Autoren

Andrea Pürckhauer
Andreas Dimmelmeier
Felix Kersting
Frederick Heussner
Janina Urban
Lara Boerger
Ruben Tarne
Sheral Shah Hello! I am a postgraduate in Economics having done it from the University of Warwick. I am just "exploring" my options here!!

Team

Daniel Obst hat Exploring Economics mitentwickelt und mitbegründet. Er ist Doktorand am Institut für Sozioökonomie an der Universität Duisburg-Essen. Er hat einen Bachelor-Abschluss in Politikwissenschaft und einen Master-Abschluss in Wirtschaftswissenschaften.
Jorim Gerrard I am a master student of Economics and part of the program Economic Policies in the age of Globalisation (EPOG) at the University for Law & Economics Berlin and the University Paris 13 & 7. At Exploring Economics his roles are mainly the coordination of the curation, ministration and search for material and the editor team.
Lilli Pohl Lilli is studying her bachelor degree in Sustainable Economics at Alanus University in Alfter. Eager to make knowledge of pluralist economics widely available and understandable, she is coordinating the writing workshops and production of offline material for Exploring Economics.
Samuel Decker Hey - I am sam!

Alumni

Hugo Mello
Jakob Hafele
Josephin Wagner I was part of the Exploring Economics project team and I coordinated the writing workshops.
Lino Zeddies
Lukas Böhm
Lukas Theile
Simon Walch

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