Members

Ümit Akcay

Ümit Akcay, Assoc.Prof. of Economics, has been a visiting scholar at Berlin School of Economics and Law since 2017. He previously held positions at Istanbul Bilgi University, Atılım University and METU in Turkey between 2016 and 2017, at the Department of Politics and at MEIS in New York University in the US between 2012 and 2015, and at the Department of Economics of Ordu University in Turkey, between 2009 and 2012. He has a Ph.D. in development economics from Marmara University, Turkey.

Andreas Albert

Andreas Albert is a research assistant at HWR Berlin, and has been part of the research project EMOSOL (Emotional regimes and solidarity in interactional work) since April 2020. From 2012 through 2019 he studied Sociology and Philosophy at the LMU Munich.

Sigrid Betzelt

Co-Director of the IPE
Sigrid Betzelt, Dr. phil., has been a professor of social sciences, specialising in the sociology of work and organisations, at the Berlin School of Economics and Law since April 2009. Prior to this position she was a research associate and manager of various third party funded projects (financed by e.g. the EU, the German Research Foundation, Federal Ministry for Family Affairs) at the Centre for Social Policy Research and the Institute for Local Social Policy and Non-Profit Organisations at the University of Bremen.

Alessandro Bramucci

Alessandro Bramucci is researcher and lecturer at the Berlin School of Economics and Law Berlin (HWR). Currently, he is working in the project WIPOSIM funded by the Hans-Böckler foundation. Previously, he worked in the project MGWK, where he contributed to the development of an interactive tool to teach macroeconomics with a pluralist approach.

Petra Dünhaupt

Petra Dünhaupt, Dr. rer. pol., is a research associate at the Berlin School of Economic and Law. In her current position she is responsible for project acquisitions. Her current research centers around the consequences and impacts of international trade and integration into global value chains, with a focus on developing and emerging countries and development strategies.

Trevor Evans

Trevor Evans worked for many years at the Regional Centre for Economic and Social Research (CRIES) in Managua, Nicaragua and, until he retired in 2015, was professor for monetary theory, monetary policy and international monetary relations at the Berlin School of Economics and Law.

Eckhard Hein

Co-Director

Dr. rer. pol. habil, Professor of Economics, in particular European Economic Policies, at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR) since 2009. Previously, Senior Researcher at the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK), Hans Böckler Foundation, Düsseldorf, Visiting Professor at the University of Hamburg and Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, and Adj. Professor at Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg.

Hansjörg Herr

PhD in Economics and postdoctoral lecturing qualification. Professor (retired) for supranational integration at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, previously for many years research fellow at the Social Science Centre Berlin and the Institute for Economic Policy at the Free University Berlin.

Valeria Jiménez

Valeria Jiménez is a research associate at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. She is currently working on the dissertation project “Ecological Limits to Growth and Macroeconomic Stability- A Post-Keynesian Perspective”.

Benjamin Jungmann

Benjamin Jungmann is a research associate at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. His current focus is on demand and growth regimes of emerging economies. He holds a Master's degree in Economic Analysis and Policy from the University of Paris Sorbonne Nord and in International Economics from the Berlin School of Economics and Law. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Economics from the Free University of Berlin.

Philipp Kenel

Philipp is working as a researcher and lecturer at the Berlin School of Economics and Law and the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences in the areas of social science, social economy and social entrepreneurship. He is currently pursuing a PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London, focusing on social entrepreneurship in Germany.

Liaisan Khalikova

Liaisan Khalikova is a Master's student in Political Economy of European Integration at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. She has completed a Bachelor in International Relations from Kazan Federal University in Russia, where she wrote her thesis on energy security in the European Union. Currently, she is in her second semester of her master's and working as a student assistant at Institute for International Political Economy Berlin.

Martin Kronauer

Prof. Dr. phil. Martin Kronauer, until retirement in October 2014 professor of social science with the denomination structural change and welfare states in international comparison at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. During the professorship at the BSEL he was also visiting professor at the University of Vienna and scientific advisor at the German Institute for Adult Education (member of the Leibniz Association), Bonn.

Birgit Mahnkopf

Dr. rer.pol. habil., retired Professor of European Politics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law Berlin; diploma, Ph.D. and post-doctoral degree (habilitation) in social sciences at the Free University Berlin. Former positions: visiting professor, Institute of Sociology, Technical University Darmstadt; research fellow, Science Centre for Social Research Berlin (WZB); research fellow Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund; lecturer in sociology, Free University Berlin.

Fabian Mehl

Fabian Mehl works as a research associate for the project „Global Value Chains – Economic and Social Upgrading“ at the Department of Business and Economics of the Berlin School of Economics and Law. He 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 Social Sciences from the Humboldt University Berlin.

Martina Metzger

Dr. Prof., Professor of Monetary Economics at Berlin School of Economics and Law. Before joining BSEL she worked for the Berlin Institute for Financial Market Research, of which she was executive director. She was also with the Division on Globalisation and Development Strategies of UNCTAD (Geneva). She served as a lecturer, research fellow and assistant professor for international economics and macroeconomics at the University of Applied Science (Berlin) and the Free University of Berlin.

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.

Stefan Schoppengerd

Stefan Schoppengerd, Dr. phil., is a research associate in the Economics department of the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Previously a doctorate of political science, and has held various teaching positions and several years of editorial activity.

Martina Sproll

Dr. phil., since 4/2016 Professor of Social Sciences (with a focus on structural change and the Welfare State in international perspectives) at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Previous positions as researcher and lecturer at several universities and research institutes (From 2000-2008 at the Institute of Social Research, Frankfurt/Main), most recently at the international research network desiguALdades.net and the Institute for Latin American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. Since 2017 academic director of the international Master “Labour Policies and Globalisation” (The German programme of the Global Labour University).

Hamsa Srikanth

Hamsa Srikanth is an editorial assistant for the working paper series at IPE Berlin. She is currently a Master’s student in International Economics at HWR Berlin, with an interest in critical perspectives on international political economy. She previously lived in the USA, where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (Honors) from Claremont McKenna College in California.

Christina Teipen

Dr. phil., since April 2011 professor for social sciences with a focus on economic sociology at Berlin School of Economics and Law Berlin. Previous research positions at several universities, most recently at Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).

Markus Wissen

Markus Wissen, Dr. phil., has a PhD in Political Science. He worked at several research institutes and universities on political ecology and socio-ecological transformation and has been a Professor for Social Sciences at the Berlin School of Economics and Law since October 2012.

Ryan Woodgate

Ryan Woodgate is a research associate at Berlin School of Economics and Law, where his work has thus far centred on tax competition and the influence of multinational corporations in Kaleckian models. He graduated with master’s degrees from the University of Paris 7 & 13 (MA Economic Analysis and Policy) and the Berlin School of Economics and Law (MA International Economics), and earned his undergraduate degree with first-class honours in Economics from the University of Edinburgh.

Jennifer Pédussel Wu

Prof. Dr. Jennifer Pédussel Wu joined the Berlin School of Economics and Law in 2008 as a Professor of Economics (Professor for Economics, in particular for world trade and international production). Previously, she was a Professor of Economics at the Ecole des Dirigeants et Créateurs d’Entreprises (EDC-Paris) and an Assistant Professor at the American University of Paris.

Reingard Zimmer

Reingard Zimmer is a Professor for german, european and international labor law at BSEL since March 2015. Before she worked in private enterprises and as visiting professor at the University of Hamburg and lead the research office of labor and social law at the WSI at Hans-Böckler-Foundation.