Facilitators & Speakers

Dr. Anke Schaffartzik (Institute of Social Ecology, Vienna)

Panel: Is ecological economics for rebels?

Anke Schaffartzik holds a PhD in Social Ecology from Alpen-Adria University for research on the socio-metabolic patterns in international trade. As a senior scientist at the Institute of Social Ecology, her work focuses on the interplay between societal organization and resource use across levels of scale. Anke's particular research interest are questions of resource distribution and inequality.

Anne Löscher (University of Siegen)

Sustainable Finance

Anne Löscher is a PhD candidate working on the macroeconomics of the climate crisis with focus on low-income countries and their integration in the international financial system. Part of this is a research project on the transitional risks of climate policies for oil exporters financed by INSPIRE. She holds a MSc in Empirical Economics and Policy Consulting as well as Economics with Reference to Africa from the University of London. Anne is passionate about heterodox economic theory, chess (and many other games), Taekwon-do and cycles everywhere. 

Anna Weber (University of Kassel)

Political Economy based on Karl Marx

Anna Weber is doing her doctorate at the University of Kassel on the human rights responsibility of big pharmaceutical companies and access to medicines. Supported by a scholarship from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, she studied social and cultural anthropology, political science and psychology at the Free University of Berlin and was a visiting student at the York University in Toronto, Canada, with a focus on International Political Economy. Before doing her doctorate, she worked in non-governmental organizations.

Dr. Annie Tubadji (Swansea University) Twitter Icon 

Economics of Discrimination (Workshop and Panel)

Annie Tubadji is a Cultural and Regional Economist, an Associate Professor in Economics at Swansea University, the UK. She holds a PhD in Culture and Labour Economics from Regensburg University. Her research paradigm Culture-Based Development (CBD) was awarded by the Association of Institutional Thought at the Western Social Science Association Meeting, Reno, USA, 2010. She was the 2015-2016 Shackle Scholar, Cambridge University, the UK. Her research interests are: inequalities (including knowledge inequality), language, narratives, happiness, wellbeing, migration, diversity and discrimination.

Birte Strunk (The New School, New York) Twitter Icon

Ecological Economics

Birte Strunk is a PhD student in economics at the New School for Social Research in New York City, co-chair of the Post-Growth Economics Network, and research fellow at the ZOE Institute for future-fit economies. Having priorly studied economics and philosophy in Maastricht, London, and Vienna, her current research focuses on both philosophy of economics and ecological economics, linking social and ecological perspectives especially around questions on labor. Together with Corinna Dengler, she published on feminist degrowth, and she has also worked with fellow pluralist Claudius Gräbner on the philosophy of pluralist economics more broadly.

Dr. Carolina Alves (University of Cambridge) Twitter Icon

Panel: Comparing Different Crises

Carolina Alves is a Joan Robinson Research Fellow in Heterodox Economics at the University of Cambridge, Girton College, who specialises in Macroeconomics, International Finance, Marxian Economics and International Political Economy. Carolina is currently part of the Cambridge Social Ontology Group, and the Alternative Approaches to Economics Research Group – Faculty of Economics, Cambridge, and co-editor of The Developing Economics blog. She is also the co-founder of initiative Diversifying and Decolonising Economics (DEcon).

Dr. Corinna Dengler (University of Kassel) 

Ecological Economics

Dr. Corinna Dengler is a feminist ecological economist and degrowth scholar activist based in Bremen. From March 2017 to February 2021, she worked as a research assistant at the University of Vechta, where she successfully defended her PhD titled "Feminist Futures: What Degrowth learns from the Feminist Critique of Science, Economics, and Growth" at the chair for feminist economics in August 2020. In March 2021, she transferred to the University of Kassel, where she is currently employed as postdoctoral researcher at the department for development and postcolonial studies and senior lecturer in the master's Global Political Economy and Development.

Dr. Danielle Guizzo (University of Bristol)

Panel: Power Relations and the Global Economy - Decolonizing Economics

Dr. Fred K. Muhumuza (Makerere University)

Panel: Beyond GDP

 Justina Lee (HWR Berlin) Twitter Icon  

Feminist Economics

Justina Lee is finishing her Bachelor in Economics (HWR) and is one of the general coordinators of Ecofeminita, an activist organization dedicated to feminist economics in Argentina. She coordinates the academic courses and the international area of the organization.

Lucía Espiñeira (University of Buenos Aires) Twitter Icon  

Feminist Economics

Lucía Espiñeira holds an undergraduate degree in Economics (University of Buenos Aires) and is pursuing a Diploma in Computational Social Sciences and Digital Humanities at the Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM). She is currently one of the members of Ecofeminita, an activist organization dedicated to feminist economics in Argentina. She coordinates the #MenstruAccion campaign dedicated to end menstrual justice and works as a data analyst in gender projects.

Maurice Höfgen (Research Associate, German Parliament; Author of "Mythos Geldknappheit") Twitter Icon

Modern Monetary Theory

Maurice Höfgen works as a research associate at the German Parliament advising on areas of fiscal and monetary policy. He holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Maastricht and is member of Samuel Pufendorf Society for Political Economy. On top, he is engaged as an author at the online magazine Makroskop and takes the steering group lead for the ”Rethinking the Role of Banks in Economics Education” campaign by Rethinking Economics. His research mostly falls within the field of Modern Monetary Theory. His book "Mythos Geldknappheit - Modern Monetary Theory oder warum es am Geld nicht scheitern muss" has been published by Schäffer Poeschel (Haufe Group) in September 2020.

Micaela Fernandez Erlauer (University of San Martín)  Twitter Icon  

Feminist Economics

Micaela Fernandez Erlauer holds an undergraduate degree in Economics (University of Buenos Aires) and is Mastering in Public Policy Planning and Evaluation at the University of San Martín (UNSAM). Her research interests are gender inequality, public finance and gender budgeting. She is currently one of the members of Ecofeminita, an activist organization dedicated to feminist economics in Argentina. She coordinates there the volunteer area and gives lectures on feminist economics for different institutions.


Philipp Chmel (International Socialist Alternative)

Political Economy based on Karl Marx

Philipp Chmel studied Social-Ecological Economics and Policy in Vienna and is now working for International Socialist Alternative in Brussels. His research interests include Marxism, Ecological Economics, trade union organizing and the democratic conversion of production. During his time in Vienna, he helped to initiate and was active in the climate justice groups Students for Future (WU, University of Economics and Business) and Workers for Future.


Surbhi Kesar (Azim Premji University/South Asian University)

Panel: Power Relations and the Global Economy - Decolonizing Economics

Riccardo Mastini (University of Barcelona)

Political Ecology, Degrowth, and the Green New Deal

Riccardo Mastini is a PhD candidate in Ecological Economics and Political Ecology at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He is a member of the academic collective Research & Degrowth and of the international network Wellbeing Economy Alliance. He is a policy advisor for the campaign Green New Deal for Europe led by the pan-European political party DiEM25. He also serves as an expert reviewer for the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. He previously worked as a campaigner at Friends of the Earth Europe and as a consultant for the United Nations Environment Programme.


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