main research interests

epistemological questions in social science, heterodox economics and history of economic thought, social policy and history of political thought, economic development and social change


Habilitation in Political Economy and Philosophy of the Social Sciences (2014)

PhD in social and economic sciences (2011)

Master in economics (2009)

Master in socio-economics (2006)


Kurt W. Rothschild Prize (2016)

Recognition Award by the Government of Upper Austria (2014)

Best Paper Award at the Progressive Economy Forum (2014)

K. William Kapp Prize of the European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) (2013)

Carolyn Dexter Award for the Best International Paper at the Academy of Management (2013)

Egon-Matzner-Prize for socio-economic research (2013)

Award for excellent academic achievements - Johannes Kepler University Linz (2011)

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most valuable persons


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some important and/or useful links

philosophical terminology:

statistics for beginners (and also for the more advanced):

understanding journal culture in economics:

understanding economics in general:
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new frankfurt school: