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University of Siegen

Faculty III | School of Economic Disciplines

Kohlbettstr. 15 | Room USD-421 | 57072 Siegen

svenja.flechtner@uni-siegen.de

@SvenjaFl

Svenja FLECHTNER

 

WELCOME TO MY ACADEMIC WEBSITE!

 

I am an economist at the University of Siegen, Germany. I work as an assistant professor in the MA program Pluralist Economics.

My research focuses on questions of economic and social development in the context of socio-economic inequalities. In particular, I have been working on behavioral (development) economics and the political economy of the middle-income trap. I am also interested in interdisciplinary research and the philosophy and practice of pluralism in economics.

I am a member of the ZOE Institute for sustainable economies.

I have taught a range of courses in economics and interdisciplinary area studies in Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Europa-Universität Flensburg, Freie Universität Berlin, the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, and the University of Siegen.

 

In the pluralist economics program, I teach courses on growth, development and distribution, international political economy and philosophy of economics.

 

Talk and workshop

May 24-26, 2018

 

I'll contribute a talk about "Pluralism of method in pluralist economics" and a workshop about "Fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis" to this event on Pluralism of research methods, organized by my colleague Elsa Egerer at University of Siegen and the German Network for Pluralism in Economics (in German). [Program and workshop description] [Registration (until 10 May)]

Panel debate

June 7, 2018

 

I'll participate at a panel about "Pluralism in economics: what has been achieved? Which way forward?" (in German). The panel discussion is part of the IMK's 3rd workshop on Pluralism in Economics, taking place in Düsseldorf from 7-9 June 2018.

Award

June 8, 2017

 

I was awarded the Egon Matzner Prize for Socio-Economics 2017 for my thesis Aspirations and the persistence of poverty and inequalities. The prize was awarded at the Technical University Vienna. The slides of my short talk presenting my thesis and the laudatio are available in German.

 

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