Exploring Economics was founded by students and young academics of the Network for Pluralist Economics. Since its foundation, many people have joined in and have been involved in expansions and additional projects such as the Summer Academy. Do you want to join us? Drop us a message!



Andrea Pürckhauer coordinated the development of the Exploring Economics platform as a research assistant. She studied political science and international economics. Her research interests are feminist economics and the political economy of migration.



Andreas Dimmelmeier is a GEM-STONES Doctoral Fellow in Political Science and International Political Economy at the University of Warwick and the Copenhagen Business School. His research interests include sustainable finance, politics of expertise and economic ideas.



Daniel Obst has co-designed and co-founded Exploring Economics. He is a PhD student at the Institute for Socioeconomics at the University of Duisburg-Essen. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in economics.  



Frederick Heussner is doing research on the intersection between International Institutions and Global Inequality. He is affiliated with the University of Munich.



Gustav Theile studied business, politics, Korean studies and literature in Tübingen and is currently working at Oxfam where he is involved in building a Group of Wellbeing Economies. In 2017, he developed and organised the first ever Exploring Economics – Summer Academy for Pluralist Economics.



Jakob Hafele is a masters student at the University of Vienna and co-founder of ZOE - the Institut for Inclusive and Sustainable Economies and the Network for Pluralism in Economics. He is interested in socio-ecological development, core-periphery structures and global production networks and uses complexity economics and political economy approaches to study them.


Janina Urban is a research assistant at the Institute for Social Development (Forschungsinstitut für gesellschaftliche Weiterentwicklung), a public research institute in Germany. In 2015 she completed her Master's degree in economics and has been active in the network plural economics for four years. Her research interests lie in pluralist economics, macroeconomics and emerging markets.


Jorim Gerrard is 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.



Josephin Wagner is a Master‘s student of Sustainable Economics at the University of Kassel. She is actively involved in shaping the sustainable development of the higher education landscape and joined the Exploring Economics project team in September 2017. 



Lara Boerger is an economics teacher and is currently a Master's student at the University of Leipzig. She has been committed to pluralist economics for more than 5 years, was co-founder of the university group "Real-World-Economics Mainz" and has been active at AK Plurale Ökonomik Leipzig since 2015.



Lino Zeddies, Master's degree in economics from the Free University of Berlin, activist for social change, especially pluralist economics, sovereign money reform and organizational development. Initiated the EE project and contributed developing the basic concept.



Lukas Böhm studied physics and social sciences before he became a member of the Network for Pluralism in Economics. He was part of Exploring Economics in the very first months and during the crowdfunding. He also founded the local group of the Network in Bochum. You can find recordings of their lecture series on Exploring Economics. Right now Lukas is focused on another project of his, the fair-fashion label feinwasser. He wants to establish feinwasser as an alternative company, completely transparent on managed collectively without hierarchies.


Ruben Tarne is a PhD student at the University of Groningen and the Hans Böckler Foundation. In 2016 he received his Master's degree in International Economics (M. A.) from the Berlin School of Economics and Law.



Simon Walch, a graduate of Economics and South Asian Studies, is currently enrolled in an M.A. degree in Global Political Economy at Kassel University. In 2012, he was involved in the preparation of the first Rethinking Economics Conference and has ever since been pushing for new ideas and approaches in economics. As a student in Tübingen, he was working as a research assistant at the Weltethos-Institute, and prior to taking up his master’s, he worked for the OECD in Paris.




This project is brought to you by the Network for Pluralist Economics (Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik e.V.).  It is committed to diversity and independence and is dependent on donations from people like you. Regular or one-off donations would be greatly appreciated.