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!
Frederick Heussner Frederick Heussner has co-founded Exploring Economics and was active in the student movement for pluralism in economics - e.g. by co-founding ISIPE. He has a master's degree in Political Science, Sociology and Law and specialized in Global Political Economy. He has also worked as a political educator and was involved in social movements such as the climate justice movement.
Frederik Holtel graduated in International Economic Policy and Political Science from the universities Sciences Po Paris and Freie University Berlin. He works as an IT coordinator at the Network for Pluralist Economics.
Julien Hallak Project manager at the Veblen Institute for Economic Reforms, supporting curriculum reform and pluralism in economics
Tim Velthaus is responsible for all things related to web analytics & design, as well as marketing and strategic development. He is currently studying Social Sciences and Economics in Würzburg, Germany.
Yara Rieper supports the content and community management. Alongside studying for her Masters degree in Economics and Social Science at the University of Erfurt, she is also part of the local group of pluralist economics in Erfurt.
Abdussalam Muazu BSc Economics from the University of Birmingham and based in Nigeria. Abdussalam is interested in ways to bridge the gap between economic theory and practice, especially concerning development.
Alex Amiotte Suchet Etudiant en master d'économie institutionnaliste à l'ENS Paris-Saclay
Alexander Barta BA (Hons) Politics (Minor) & Sociology (Major) from the University of the West of Scotland, MA Political Science (focusing on Comparative Political Economy) from University of Bamberg & MA Politics and Economics in Eastern and Southeastern Europe at University of Macedonia. Currently working in Compliance in the banking sector and enrolled at the University of Halle in a post-graduate course on Economic Law/Business Law.
Alexandra Efstathiades I am from Vienna, Austria. I completed a BA in Cultural and Social Anthropology in Austria and the U.S.A. and a BEd in Education. During this time I was chair of the student union, passionately advocating for innovation and equality in higher education. I have worked as a Teaching Assistant in the US and as a College Professor in Vienna. I am now a MSc student in Socioeconomics at the University of Business and Economics in Vienna.
Alicia Pita I'm an Argentinian economist, currently doing a Master in Germany. I've always been interested in economic phenomena, as they shape and condition our everyday life. Coming from a country that is periodically faced with severe crisis and carries with structural problems is definitely a factor that raised that interest. I'm particularly interested in Monetary and Fiscal Policy and History of Economic Thought. I believe it's important to consider different perspectives and disciplines when addressing economic issues, which are complex. I'm glad to be part of a team that aims to pluralize the knowledge and bring down to earth economic issues with a broad perspective.
Anas Abu is an Assistant Economist at HM Civil Service. He holds a BSc in Economics and an MSc in Development Economics. Anas is keen to learn more diverse ways of thinking about economics and share his learnings with others.
Andrea Dsouza I am a recent graduate, having done a Masters in Development Economics at the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris. I'm also part of the Rethinking Economics Paris team. I am particularly interested in the ecological, feminist and behavioural schools of thought – and how these themes can and should interact with development economics.
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.
Angeles Rubio As a recent UC Irvine graduate, I received a BA in Business Economics. I currently reside in Los Angeles, CA where I am working as a Compliance Analyst at a fin-tech company. My past research has focused on corporate welfare, environmental policies, and the impact of the U.S.-China trade war. Now, I like to research and learn more on intersectional environmentalism and the effects of many environmental, corporate policies on BIPOC communities within the U.S.
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.
Brice Deconinck Master student in International development economics at Grenobles-Alpes University. Coordinated the French-speaking editor team at Exploring Economics.
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.
Clara Torma From Latin America to the World. I'm Clara, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil :) I got my bachelor's degree in Economics last year at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and now I'm part of the EPOG+ (Economic Policies for the Global Transition), an Erasmus Mundus Master Programme. Currently I'm living in Berlin while studying at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. I'm focused on Global South dilemmas and inequalities + always up to a conversation about labour/welfare/gender economics!
Constance André--Aigret Je suis docteure en économie. Ma thèse porte sur la participation de James Laurence Laughlin (économiste américain) à l'unification monétaire et bancaire américaine qui a abouti à la création de la FED en 1913. Plus généralement, j'ai travaillé sur l'histoire de la pensée économique, les débats monétaires et bancaires américains et le rôle d'expert à la fin du 19ème et début du 20ème siècle aux États-Unis. Je suis également économiste bénévole à la monnaie locale complémentaire et transfrontalière (France/Suisse) Monnaie Léman. ****** I have a PhD in economics. My dissertation focuses on the participation of James Laurence Laughlin (American economist) in the American monetary and banking unification that led to the creation of the FED in 1913. More generally, I have worked on the history of economic thought, American monetary and banking debates, and the role of expert in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States. I am also a volunteer economist at the local complementary and cross-border currency (France/Switzerland) Monnaie Léman.
Daniel Popp is a German student, currently enrolled in the "MA Socioeconomics" at the University of Duisburg-Essen. His main interests lie in the fields of Marxian political economy, the history of economic thought as well as in the interrelationship between philosophy and economics.
Daniela Cialfi I am a cognitive and behavioural economist, heterodox economist and postdoctoral researcher at the University of CHIETI-PESCARA, Italy. Before this, I worked at Procter & Gamble. I hold a PhD in the Human Science curriculum in Economics and Statistics from the University of CHIETI-PESCARA, and an MS in management, finance and development from the University of CHIETI-PESCARA. I am also a board member of the Society of Experimental Finance and the Italian Post-Keynesian Society. In my spare time, I enjoys travel, reading, jogging, and coding
Debaleena Goswami is a researcher in the field of Finance, working at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Udaipur, and interested in diverse perspectives and the interaction of a multitude of factors influencing economic parameters. Currently focusing on sustainability and resilience building via structural economic changes. Additionally obsessed with Marxist economics, feminist and gender viewpoints and behavioural analysis.
Dennis Venter completed a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and currently lives in Australia. An active member of Rethinking Economics Australia and founder of the Initiative for Expanding the Dynamic Approach to Economics (IEDAE). He is part of the Exploring Economics working groups on complexity economics and history of economic thought. Further research interests include evolutionary economics, ecological rationality, philosophy of economics, and the dynamic approach to economics. Dennis looks at economics through a plurality of lenses, but to him, pluralism is not a destination, it is a path to dynamic first principles.
Edison Jakurti Editor
Eleonora Monaci I am an undergraduate student at the University of Aberdeen in Economics and History.
Elsa Coral Reyes Martínez Licenciada en Estudios Latinoamericanos y en Economía. Estudiante de Maestría en Economía por la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM.
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.
Florian Döhle is from Germany and has completed a Bachelor in Physics and a Master in Global Change Ecology. His interest in pluralist perspectives and alternatives to the status quo stems from the conviction that an economic change is a key element of a social-ecological transformation. Florian's particular focus is on economic-ecological interrelations and global inequality and he wrote his thesis on Ecologically Unequal Exchange. Moreover, he would like to learn more about economic perspectives, ideas and authors from the majority world / Global South.
Frieder Zaspel Graduate student at the University of Hamburg, Germany. Educational background in (economic) sociology, political economy and macroeconomics, in particular finance and financialization. Other interests include yoga, climbing, contemporary art and French literature.
Gargi Das Gargi is an undergrad student of Economics from University of Delhi. Her interests lies in Data Analysis, Development Economics, Degrowth, SDGs and MSMEs. Other quieter days, you'll find her making art or on hiking trips.
Hugo Mello is a Master’s student of Economics at University of Lisbon. He is interested in the BRICS economies, Eurozone, fiscal and monetary policies and International Economics.
Jakob Steffen was born in 1981 and is an economist and political scientist by training, specialising in monetary/general macroeconomics and comparative government, respectively. In terms of economic thought, he has become an ardent (though not blinkered) Postkeynesian, emphasising the distributional aspects of both economic policy and institutions, such as money. He is a professional politico-economic risk analyst as well as seed investor with his own partnership JSR. In his free time, he is a keen fencer and avid player of board games.
Jakob Zwirnmann I am a student of energy economics with a specific interest in ecological economics and political economy.
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.
James Lubwa I am from Kampala, Uganda. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics from Makerere University.
Jerome Warren Jerome Warren, b. 1986, obtained an Advanced Diploma from the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science in 2005 and subsequently studied Religious and Cultural Studies (B.A.) via New College at the University of Alabama between 2005 and 2010. After completing his studies, he changed disciplines and obtained a B.Sc. in 2015 in economics at the University of Siegen, where he also obtained an M.A. in Pluralistic Economics with a concentration in political economy. Research interests Since completing his Master's degree, Jerome Warren has been working on a research project on the relationship between democracy and the economy, for which he has already undertaken several research trips abroad, for example to Italy and Argentina. Mr. Warren's dissertation intends to use a Polanyian transformational lens to view the domain of multi-stakeholder organization as a solution for a number of interrelated issues. It is interested firstly in an institutional and evolutionary analysis of democracy, attempting to answer the question of economic democracy’s place and interpreting the interractions between our assumptions of rationality and their effects on our predictions of human behavior, particularly with regards to pro-sociality. Secondly, it aims to develop an organizational model that moves beyond the restrictive notions inherent in contemporary organizational theory, and particularly the theory of the firm. It attempts do this by drawing on research by Hansmann, Dow, Borzaga, Sacchetti and others. The research then attempt to address some potential issues arising from the multi-stakeholder model by implementing some case studies employing sortition, or lottery, in selecting managers in organizations. It also attempts applying the prior analysis to the platform economy, seeking to apply the Polanyian lens to the phenomenon of data, and suggesting a shift from platform capitalism to a form of multi-stakeholder platform cooperativism as a solution to the problems addressed. A comparative study of international legislation regarding MSCs is then carried out in a final chapter.
Jesus Renzullo Bachelor in International Affairs from the Central University of Venezuela and Master Candidate at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy in Germany. Jesus Renzullo has written regarding economic behavior in hostile environments and energy economics. He also has knowledge in environmental global policy, behavioral economics and Austrian economics. He worked as Project Coordinator for the Venezuelan Think Tank Cedice Libertad and as Professor of International Affairs at the Central University of Venezuela.
Johanna Biedermann Recently graduated from the University of Barcelona with a degree in 'Economic History', after a Bachelor in 'Economic and Social History' and 'Spanish Studies' from the University of Göttingen. Understanding the historical pathway that the science of 'Economics' has made and viewing the effects of this trajectory on reality, in different regions and times, is crucially contributing to solving current issues. Especially examining specific companies, models and ideas on why and how they were successful (or not) should be an essential part of every economic programme.
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.
Jorge Alberto Najera Salmeron Graduated in Economics from the UAM, and Master in Administration and Business from the UTC. Mexican Economist and Data Scientist with an interest in the use of data for a better management of the Economy and Finance. Author of the book "Strategic Forecasts of Time Series: Practical Methodology for Economists, Administrators and Data Scientists".
Jorim Gerrard Master in Economics as 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. From 2017-2021 at Exploring Economics in the role of the coordination of the curation, ministration and search for material and the editor team. Now working at Finanzwende and Exploring Economics editor in the Macro Finance Team
Josie McCauley Josie McCauley is an Economic major at Colorado College. She has taken 10 courses in the field to date, ranging from the Economics of Higher Education to Econometrics, and worked as a teaching assistant for a Personal Finance course. She is involved in Women in Business and has a passion for making economics more accessible and less jargonized.
Julia Schmid is working as a research and teaching assistant and is a PhD student at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart. She has studied in Würzburg, Seville, Stuttgart and Singapore and holds a Master's degree in International Business and Economics.
Kristin Dilani Nadarajah I am from Norway and I have a BSc in Economics from University of York, and about to start my master's degree this fall in economics with the EPOG joint masters program. Last year I also took a course in History of Economic Thought in Mexico. I am currently enrolled in a one-year course in Media Studies at the University of Oslo. Outside university, I am active in a Norwegian environmental and development organisation, where I contribute to increasing the competence in alternative economics, both within the organisation and towards the public.
Lisa Hanzl I'm a doctoral student at the institute for socioeconomics at the university of Duisburg-Essen, where I work on inequality and unpaid labor. Prior to this, I have completed my Master's in economics at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien. I am also an economist at the Momentum Institut, a newly founded social-liberal think tank in Vienna. There, I specialise in topics such as care work and tax justice. My main areas of interest include feminist economics, everything around gender in the economy in general and labor economics.
Louise Phung I am from Paris, France. I have a double degree in Mathematics and Political Sciences and a Master in Development Economics. I am very interested in monetary policy, survey techniques, and econometrics and statistics. After working almost two years at the OECD on territorial development, decentralisation and multi-level governance, I joined the French Treasury to work on short-term forecasting.
MA Iliasu A Nigerian based undergraduate of Economics from Bayero University, Kano. MA Iliasu is an essayist and aspiring behavioural economist who is interested in microeconomics, especially issues concerning information assymetry, consumer behavior and decision under uncertainty.
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.
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.
Matthieu Trichet French student at Sorbonne Paris Nord University in international macroeconomics and finance (MIF). Working through a wide range of economic approach despite a focus on Post-Keynesian theory. Interests include - among others - ecology, inequalities, economic policy, dynamic of capitalism, economic history and epistemology. Previously graduated in management from Audencia Business School.
Maximilian Engel Currently enrolled in the MA Socio-Economics (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany), BA in Economics & Business Administration (TU Dortmund University, Germany). My interests are grouped around Inequality, Economic & Political Polarisation, Taxation, Policy Analysis and Industrial Organization.
Maxine Fowé is an International Economics graduate candidate at Berlin School of Economics and Law. Before that, she studied Philosophy, Politics & Economics in Maastricht and London. She is interested in the political economy of contemporary forms of capitalism and heterodox economic alternatives that transcend the paradigm of neoclassical economics and the neoliberal state.
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,...
Mila Maina Hello! I am from Italy, I am 22 years old and I study BA Economics at Stirling (Scotland) since 2018. I am also a research assistant, working on a paper that combines energy economics and behavioural economics. My main fields of interest are sustainability and competition economics, but I would like to strengthen my knowledge on these by embracing heterodox perspectives . I would also love to expand my horizons towards other fields such as post colonialism.
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.
Nikki Barnett I'm a recent International Development graduate from the University of Sussex with an interest in devolution, local politics and degrowth. I'm looking forward to learning more about economics in a global forum from my little town in Glasgow!
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
Phokrizat Mayirnao is from Ukhrul, India. She has a Master's degree in Economics with a special interest in Finance, Political Economy, and Indigenous Studies & Perspectives.
Ramya Emandi She is making her way into the world of economics, trying to connect the dots from an engineer to manager to an economist. An ambitious & a constant student of inquisitiveness and an ardent supporter of an interdisciplinary approach to public policies. She is working at UNDP-India in monitoring and evaluation. She completed 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'.
Robin Giles I studied philosophy at Georgetown and Columbia University. I'm primarily interested in post-Keynesian economics, economic history, and the philosophy of economics. Outside of EE, I love to climb, cycle, and listen to podcasts.
Romain Desgraz I am a (soon to be) graduate in the Master in the Political Economy of Capitalism, at the university of Geneva (Switzerland). My thesis is dedicated to the understanding of the Swiss public finances, the role of the State in the economy and the history of (neo)liberalism in the country. I would like to pursue my academic career through a PhD to better understand how to improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of people.
Rouven Reinke PhD student at the University of Hamburg, Centre for Economic and Sociological Studies.
Ryan Joseph Martinez Senior Editor Exploring Economics Exploring Economics Editor's Experience '21A MA Sociology, University of the Philippines Diliman Economic Sociology, Cooperatives, Social and Solidarity Economy
Sarah Camm completed a BA in Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is currently completing an MSc in Environment, Politics and Development at King's College London. She has a particular interest in political economy, political ecology, ecological economics and environmental justice.
Saubhagya Raizada is a development professional based in New Delhi. A graduate in economics, he is interested in political economy, labour economics, feminist economics and institutional economics, with great passion for promoting pluralism in economics. Professionally, he works towards creating jobs, reducing inequalities and combating climate change. With this platform, he aims to enable equitable access to diverse voices, especially from the Global South, and try to make economics devoid of jargon and complexities for all curious minds.
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 with 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.
Shambhavi Tewari is a senior at Seth M.R. Jaipuria School, Luckow pursuing the ISC Diploma in Humanistic Studies. She is interested in Gender violence in conflict regions in India and across the world. She occasionally indulges in literary and cultural comparitivism through her heaps of books, while performing postmodernist critiques of public policies in her head.
Sumair Bhimani Sumair is a senior studying economics and statistics with a passion for using data to discover solutions to private and public sector challenges. His extensive experience within the non-profit sector and interests in social and economic development have allowed him to gain a unique perspective on challenges in the developing world. Sumair hopes to return to graduate school to obtain his master's in economics and a master's in either business administration or public policy. Beginning the summer of 2020, Sumair will be joining Goldman Sachs as a full-time analyst within the Consumer and Investment Management Division in a strategy and analytics capacity.
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.
Suraj Nair I am pursuing a PhD in International Development from SOAS, London. I hold an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford, and a BSc in Economics from Cardiff University. My research is situated in the Political Economy of Development in South-East Asia, with my current work focused on the renewable energy manufacturing sector in Malaysia. I am particularly interested in Institutional Political Economy, Industrial Economics, Ecological Economics and Marxist Political Economy.
Tanita J Lewis BA in Economics and French from the University of Leeds. I am passionate about the new economy movement, and I believe that as an open-access educational platform, Exploring Economics is fundamental in helping people understand pluralist economics and imagine new possibilities for our future. My main areas of interest and economic expertise are Black political economy, stratification economics, international economics and decolonizing economics.
Tejashree Dewoolkar A product researcher, designer who loves theatre, dance, calligraphy and to try different flavoured tea across the world.
Thomas Bombarde Maths&Economics student at Durham University. Excited to learn about Complexity, Ecology and Economics applied to Autism Spectrum Disorder.(ASD)
Vrinda Chopra is a social science researcher interested in international development. She recently completed her PhD studying social entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Previously she read Development Studies at the University of Cambridge. Vrinda also has deep experience working on entrepreneurship, livelihoods, and sustainable development in rural India.
Yaku Fernandez Landa MSc in Economics at University of Lausanne. Currently studying a second Master in the Political Economy of Capitalism at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. I'm interested in labour markets, Economic Development, Classical Political Economy and Post-Keynesianism.
Zeynep Nettekoven is a Lecturer of Economics and academic program coordinator at the European Academy of Work (EAdA) at Goethe University Frankfurt . She majored in Economics with a minor in Political Science and International Relations at Yeditepe University, Istanbul. She earned her Master of Arts degree in International Economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law and Ph.D. in Economics at the Free University Berlin.
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