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Editorial Team

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.
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.
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. ...
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.
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.
Hannes Böhm
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.
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.
Julia Kaff 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. I am preparing my dissertation project which will deal with socio-economic problems.
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.
Kerstin Hoette
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.
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.
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.
Merle Uhl Ich studiere gerade in meinem letzten Bachelor Semester Wirtschaftswissenschaften in Gießen, bin allerdings gerade im Auslandssemester in Granada. Da mache ich einen Kurs zu History of Economic Thought und habe festgestellt, wie sehr mir diese Sichtweise bisher in meinem Studium gefehlt hat. Da euer Projekt da großartig Abhilfe schafft, würde ich mich gerne einbringen.
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.
Panchali Banerjee
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
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'.
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.
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.
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

Core 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.
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.
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.
Jorim Gerrard completed a master in Economics and was 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 the coordination of the curation, ministration and search for material and the editorial team.
Julien Hallak Project manager at the Veblen Institute for Economic Reforms. One of the co-founders of the EE french-speaking 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.
Martin Dupont
Samuel Decker Hey - I am sam!


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!!


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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