Franz Prante

Franz Prante is a Junior Researcher and at the Institute for Socio-Economics at University of Duisburg-Essen and a PhD student at Université Sorbonne Paris Cité and HWR Berlin. His research interests focus on macroeconomics, economic policy, income distribution, financial and economic crises, the German financial system and the effects of austerity policies on health care provision in Italy.



  • Einführung  in  die  Makroökonomik:  plural   und  interaktiv, Online Book:, 2020 (with A. Bramucci, E. Hein and A. Truger).
  • The German Financial System and the Financial and Economic Crisis, Financial and Monetary Policy Studies, Vol. 45, Springer, 2017 (with D. Detzer, N. Dodig, T. Evans, E. Hein, H. Herr).

Contributions in refereed journals

  • Decades of Tight Fiscal Policy Have Left the Health Care System in Italy Ill-Prepared to Fight the COVID-19 Outbreak. Intereconomics, 2020, 55, 147–152 (with A. Bramucci and A. Truger),
  • Pluralist macroeconomics –an interactive simulator, International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 2020, 11 (1), 55–78 (with A. Bramucci, E. Hein and A. Truger),
  • Macroeconomic Effects of Personal and Functional Income Inequality: Theory and Empirical Evidence for the US and Germany, Panoeconomicus, 65(3), 2018, pp. 289-318,

Book contributions

  • Functional distribution and wage inequality in recent Kaleckian growth models, in: Bougrine, H., Rochon, L.-P. (eds.), Economic Growth and Macroeconomic Stabilization Policies in Post-Keynesian Economics, Essays in Honour of Marc Lavoie and Mario Seccareccia, Book Two, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2020, 33-49 (with E. Hein).
  • Interaktive Makroökonomik –ein pluraler Simulator, in: Fridrich, C., Hedtke, R., Ötsch, W.O. (eds.), Grenzen   überschreiten, Pluralismus wagen – Perspektiven sozioökonomischer Hochschullehre, Wiesbaden: Springer, 2020, 25-49 (with A. Bramucci, E. Hein and A. Truger).
  • Interactive Macroeconomics – A Pluralist Simulator, IPE Working Paper, No. 117/2019 (with A. Barmucci, E. Hein, A. Truger)