My general research areas can be separated into three interdependent areas: (1) international economics, (2) institutional economics and (3) philosophy of economics.
My main interest is on the functioning of globalization and technological change, and their implications for socio-economic development. Currently, the regional focus lies on Europe but in future work I want to study the global implications of these phenomena as well.
I understand institutions broadly as "codifiable systems of social structures (in particular norms and rules) that lead to inclinations for people to act in specific ways". Thus defined, economic agents constitute, but are also affected by institutions. What are the underlying mechanisms? And how do institutions relate to socio-economic development?
When it comes to philosophy, I have two areas of interest: First, the study of what models are, how they become epistemically meaningful, and what practicing scientists can learn from philosophical accounts of modelling. Second, I am interested in pluralism, in particular what pluralism means, under which conditions it is desirable, and how the challenges associated with pluralism can be addressed.