Organization Team


Students worldwide campaign for more pluralism in economics. The changes in economics education so far aren’t fundamental enough and are most often far too slow. This is why we organise our education by ourselves now. For example with this summer academy.


We are members of the Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik (Network for Pluralist Economics) and the International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics. The Netzwerk has local groups from many universities in Germany and ISIPE is active worldwide for diversity in theories and methods as well as interdisciplinary exchange and cooperation. Our summer academy proves that this is possible.


For the Summer Academy, we joined forces with the Protestant Academy of Thuringia. They have a picturesque and historic conference centre with a spacious park. As a vivid actor in civic education, the Evangelische Akademie Thüringen offers rooms for civil discourse about the conditions of a democratic, liberal and just society.

Let us know if you have any questions or want to get in touch with us. We are looking forward to your message.




Konrad Heinz

Konrad Heinz studies Economics & Business Administration in Tübingen. He tries to reform the way economics is taught within the student initiative Rethinking Economics. He is involved in different projects of the German Network for Pluralist Economics. Currently, he is part of the editorial board for a reader on pluralism in economics.


Anna-Katharina Kothe

Anna-Katharina Kothe studies International Economics and Middle Eastern Studies as well as Philosophy and Politics at the University of Tübingen. Through her work as a research assistant at the Weltethos-Institute Tübingen, she came in touch with the student initiative Rethinking Economics. Her focus is international Economy and Trade, especially China and Iran.


Holger Lemme

Holger Lemme holds a degree in communication sciences. For the past five years, he has been in charge of the academic program of the Evangelische Akademie Thüringen in the field of labour and economics. He organises events around topics of social policy and business ethics, e.g. minimum wage, alternative economic models, workers migration, economic growth, working time, and entrepreneurship. He dreams of a social, equal-opportunity, and sustainable market economy.


Anton Möller

Anton Möller studies Political Sciences and Economics at the University of Tübingen. As an organiser of the first General Assembly of the International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics, he is engaged in different campaigns for Pluralist Economics, such as the “Reclaim Economics”-campaign initiated by the Club of Rome.


David J. Petersen

David J. Petersen studies Theory of Society in a post-graduate programme at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena and has been active in plural economics groups since 2015. He has organised a couple of events and activities of the students‘ initiative Pluralist Economics Hanover. He is co-editor of an anthology which will be published as „Perspectives of Pluralist Economics“ by Springer VS in 2017.


Gustav Theile

Gustav Theile studies International Business Administration with Korean Studies and Political Sciences with International Literatures at the University of Tübingen. He has been involved in the movement for pluralism in economics for around three years and organised the inaugural General Assembly of the International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics. He is a member of the executive board of the Network for Pluralist Economics.


Simon Walch

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.