Associate Members

Ayoze Alfageme

Ayoze Alfageme is a PhD candidate in Political Economy and a teaching assistant at the University of Geneva in the department of History, Economics and Society since April, 2019. In 2013, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Barcelona. After finishing his master studies in International Economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, he continued working at the same university as lecturer in macroeconomics and international economics from 2017 to 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. Prior to this, he was working for two years as personal assistant to the President of the European Left, Dr. Gregor Gysi.

Daniel Detzer

Daniel Detzer, Dr. rer. pol., works as an advisor on financial market policies at the German Bundestag. He was a visiting Professor of Economics, in particular Macroeconomics and International Economics, at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL). As a research associate in the project “Financialisation, Economy, Society, and Sustainable Development” at the BSEL his research focused on the German financial system and its regulation as well as on the general macroeconomic developments in Germany and the Euro area. He has a practical background in banking, having worked for German and international financial institutions.

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

Dr. rer. pol. Dirk Ehnts is a research assistant at the Chair of European Economics at the TU Chemnitz. Previously, Ehnts was a deputy professor at the European University of Flensburg and a deputy professor of Latin American macroeconomics at the Free University of Berlin. Prior to that, he was a guest lecturer in economics, in particular macroeconomics, money and currency, at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (2012-2014).

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. In his monograph The Thatcherite Offensive: A Neo-Poulantzasian Analysis (Leiden, 2015), he analyses the reorganisation of class relations under the Conservative governments in Britain in the 1980s and 90s.

Carmen Giovanazzi

Carmen Giovanazzi is a doctoral student in the PhD program "The Political Economy of Inequality" at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She holds a Master's degree in International Economics from HWR Berlin and in Economic Analysis and Policy from Paris Université 7 & 13. Before starting her PhD, she was the head of office of fiscal policymaker Fabio De Masi. She also teaches the annual macroeconomics repetition course for master's students at HWR Berlin.

Sarah Godar

Sarah Godar is as a researcher at the EU Tax Observatory. She is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University Prague. Her Ph.D. topic is empirical analysis of corporate tax avoidance and tax havens.

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 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 Freie Universität Berlin.

Henriette Neumann

Henriette Neumann is policy officer for Economic Policy, Market Regulation and Distribution Policy of the German Con-federation of Trade Unions (DGB). There she was temporarily also responsible for Public Services, Trade Policy and European Economic Policy. Prior to this, Ms. Neumann conducted research on the causes and consequences of current account im-balances in the EU at the IPE Berlin and the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) of the Hans Boeckler Foundation.

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. Before, he obtained an MA in International Economics from HWR Berlin, and a BA in Economics from Universidad del Zulia.

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 Degrowth.info and a community builder for NousRire, a food buying group in Quebec. She studied her Bachelor's in Political Science and Economics at the Free University of Brussels and the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and her Master in International Economics at HWR.

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. Salome holds a master’s degree in Political Economy of European Integration from the Berlin School of Economics and Law and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations, which she obtained in Prague, Czech Republic.

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 Research Associate for the Harriet Taylor Mill-Institute for Economics and Gender Studies. Since 2019 she has been a lecturer on Feminist Ecological Economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL). She has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology, Political and Communication Sciences. She completed a traineeship in science communication at the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW). In 2018 she completed the Master's program "Political Economy of European Integration" at the BSEL. She is a member of "efas - das Ökonominnennetzwerk".