Our actions or non-actions always
make a difference

Fostering economic abundance

Many of today’s crises – including the climate and biodiversity crises, existential poverty and a political mood of powerlessness – have to do with the way we do business. But economic practice is not a natural necessity: it is made by human beings.

Against this background, a central task of economic science becomes the understanding of the abundance of existing and possible economies: for example, in the form of organisational or production designs or of imaginaries and transition paths for future-fit economies. This understanding must be incorporated into democratic, public processes in which a Good Life for all is negotiated and realised.

As economists, we are inevitably part of this public process and in this respect we are always positioned. Our actions or non-actions always make a difference. To understand these effects means to principally be able to justify scientific practice.

Economic education must enable people to understand, take responsibility and implement economic and scientific practice. Then there is the possibility that we, as economically educated people, can become part of the solution to current challenges.


  • 21st Apr 2021, 4:00 pm: Forschen ohne Geländer. Überlegungen zu rekonstruktiver Wirtschaftsforschung.. Vortrag im Rahmen des Forschungskolloquiums der Cusanus Hochschule für Gesellschaftsgestaltung.
  • 24th Apr 2021,: Capturing economic experiences. Methodological considerations and applications. Vortrag im Rahmen der digitalen Jahrestagung der Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT). Das vollständige Programm findet sich hier.
  • 10th May 2021, 6:00 pm: Ökonomie – Subjektivität – Praxis. Eine praxeologische Institutionenforschung am Beispiel ökonomischer Hochschullehre. Vortrag im Rahmen des Pluralumni-Forschungskolloquiums.