Associate Members

Ayoze Alfageme

Ayoze Alfageme is a PhD candidate in Political Economy and a teaching assistant at the University of Genva in the department of History, Economics and Society since April, 2019.

Elmar Altvater (1938 - † 2018)

Elmar Altvater was Professor for International Political Economy at the Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Sciences at the Free Univerity of Berlin until 2004. He died on 1 May 2018.

Behzad Azarhoushang

Behzad Azarhoushang is a PhD Candidate of Political Science in Kassel University and Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL). His PhD topic is “The Effects of Foreign Direct Investment on Industrial Development and Regional Inequality: The Case of China”. He got his Master degree in Chinese European Economics and Business Studies (CEEBS) at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) in 2013.

Johannes Buchner

Johannes Buchner, Dr. rer. nat., works at the department for political strategy and fundamental policy questions at the Federal Office of the party DIE LINKE since May 2019. His responsibilities include european economic policy. He also deals with questions regarding climate change and environmental policy as well as the strategic options for progressive governments on a national level.

Nina Dodig

Nina Dodig is an associate consultant working on projects in the health sector. She previously worked as a research associate on the project “Financialisation, Economy, Society, and Sustainable Development” and as a lecturer in Macroeconomics and in European Economic Policy at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) from 2012 to 2016.

Dirk Ehnts

Prof. Dr. rer. pole. Dirk Ehnts is a professor at the European University of Flensburg. Previously, Ehnts was operating as both a professor for Latin Macroeconomics at the Freie Universität Berlin and as a guest lecturer for economics, in particular Macroeconomics, Money and Currency, at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (2012-2014). Ehnts has also taken on other positions at the Chemnitz University of Technology and Bard College Berlin.

Alexander Gallas

Alexander Gallas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Kassel, and one of the editors of the Global Labour Journal. He has a PhD and an MA in Sociology, both from the University of Lancaster, and a Magister Artium in Philosophy from FU Berlin.

Carmen Giovanazzi

Carmen Giovanazzi is an economist and has been working in the office of Fabio De Masi, Member of the German Parliament, since October 2018. The main focus of her work is on the German tax system and the architecture of the euro zone. Before working at the German Parliament, she taught macroeconomics at the Berlin School of Economics. She holds a Master's degree in International Economics from HWR Berlin as well as in Economic Analysis and Policy from the Paris Université 7 & 13.

Christoph Hermann

Dr. Christoph Hermann visiting faculty member and visiting researcher, University of California, Berkeley. Before visiting professor at HWR (2012-2013), lecturer at the University of Vienna and senior researcher at the Working Life Research Centre in Vienna.

Peter Herrmann

Peter Herrmann studied sociology (Bielefeld, FRG), economics (Hamburg, FRG) and political science (Leipzig, GDR). After obtaining his doctorate in Bremen, he worked in various teaching and research positions in the fields of social policy, social economy, economics and law abroad (including China, Cuba, Finland, France, Ireland, Hungary and Russia).

Milka Kazandziska

MA International Economics, PhD student at the Universität Kassel. Milka Kazandziska ist a Lecturer at the Berlin School of Economics and Law and teaches ‘Macroeconomics I: Business Cycle and Employment’ and ‘Macroeconomics II: The World Market and the Currency System’.

Harrison K. Mwilima

Harrison Kalunga Mwilima is a part-time lecturer at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. He has taught several courses at the Berlin School of Economics and Law including regional studies, political system of the European Union and the role of the European Union in a Multipolar World. In addition to teaching, Mwilima works as an independent journalist and consultant. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the Free University Berlin, a M.A in Political Economy of European Integration from the Berlin School of Economics and Law and a B.A in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Dar es Salaam.

Zeynep Nettekoven

Zeynep Nettekoven is a Lecturer of Economics and academic program coordinator at the German-Israeli International Certificate Program at Europäische Akademie der Arbeit at the University Frankfurt am Main.

Henriette Neumann

Henriette Neumann heads the Division European and International Economic Policy of the German Con-federation of Trade Unions (DGB). There she supervises and coordinates topics such as the reform of the European Economic and Monetary Union, European Governance and economic policies in Germany.

Christoph Paetz

Christoph Paetz is working as a senior researcher at the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) in the Hans-Boeckler Foundation and is currently doing his PhD at the University of Duisburg-Essen on the effects of fiscal rules. His research interests are tax and fiscal policies, fiscal rules and macroeconomic performance.

Jan Priewe

From 1993 until 2014, Dr. Jan Priewe was professor of economics at Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin – University of Applied Sciences. After retirement in 2014 he continued to teach at HTW Berlin as a free-lance lecturer and is a member of the Research Cluster “Money, Trade, Finance and Development”. In 2014 he was appointed Senior Research Fellow at Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK within the Hans-Böckler-Foundation in Düsseldorf.

Leonardo Quero Virla

Leonardo is enrolled at the doctoral college (Promotionskolleg) of the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR Berlin). His dissertation topic focuses on the study of crises and volatility in stock markets through the lens of Post-Keynesian economics.

Bea Ruoff

Bea Maria Ruoff is Senior Project Manager at ACT (Action, Collaboration, Transformation). Before joining ACT she was a lecturer in International Economics and Strategic Management at Berlin School of Economics and Law. She developed research projects with the members of the IPE Berlin and coordinated the research project “Combating Inequality” of Berlin School of Economics and Law and Kassel University.

Joëlle Saey-Volckrick

Joëlle Saey-Volckrick is a Lecturer of Ecological Economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, an editor of the international webportal and a community builder for NousRire, a food buying group in Quebec. Her research is grounded in the fields of ecological economics, political ecology, environmental justice and degrowth. Her work generally aims at bridging the gap between academic research and social movements.

Nina Schlosser

Nina Schlosser is a Ph.D. candidate of Social Sciences at the University of Vienna and the Berlin School of Economics and Law. In her Ph.D. project, she analyses the actors, practises, structures, and resulting social conflicts within the Chilean lithium sector. Nina holds a Master’s degree in Political Economy of European Integration and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Berlin School of Economics and Law, during which time she also studied in Lyon/France and Buenos Aires/Argentina.

Ulaş Şener

Ulaş Şener, Dr. rer. pol., is currently a lecturer at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Previously, he was as a research assistant at Potsdam University, where he received his PhD in Economics. His dissertation on central bank independence and monetary policy in Turkey was recognized with the Jörg Huffschmid Award 2017 for outstanding research in political economy.

Salome Topuria

Salome Topuria is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Kassel and the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Her PhD research investigates the feasibility of implementing industrial policy in liberalized economies: a case of Georgia.

Achim Truger

Dr. rer. pol. Achim Truger is professor for `Sozioökonomie´, specialising in government activity and public finances at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Member of the German Council of Economic Experts (Sachverständigenrat zur Begutachtung der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung) and Senior Research Fellow at the Macroeconomic Policy Institute of the Hans Boeckler Foundation in Düsseldorf. Previously, he was professor of economics, in particular macroeconomics and economic policy, at the Berlin School of Economics and Law from 2012 to 2019.

Hanna Völkle

Hanna Völkle researches the feminist-ecological economics of time and is a prospective Phd student at the University of Vechta. She works as a social scientist for the non-governmental organisation EAF Berlin, which promotes equal opportunities in business, science, and politics. Since 2019 she has been a lecturer on Feminist Ecological Economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL).