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Online Research Seminar: Philosophy of Economics
15 – 16 September 2020

Professor Mantzavinos, who is visiting the Research Training Group 2073 as a Mercator Fellow, is offering a research seminar in Philosophy of Economics. Its focus will be on recent developments in the field and the aim is to have a discussion of topics such as institutions, heuristics, and evidence-based policy. The seminar is open to the members of the Graduiertenkolleg as well as other philosophers, economists, and social scientists that would like to attend. It will take place as an online seminar on September 15th and 16th, 2020.

Please register via e-mail to Leonie Wiemeyer ( by 8 September 2020 23:59 CEST. The login information for the video conferencing service Zoom will be sent to participants after registration.

Programme (PDF)
Click to download the programme.



Successful dissertation defense

The GRK is happy to announce the successful dissertation defence by Enno Fischer. Well done, Enno, congratulations!


Successful dissertation defense

Julia Pfeiff has successfully defended her doctoral dissertation. Congratulations, Julia, great job!

New publication

We would like to draw your attention to a forthcoming publication by GRK 2073 doctoral researcher Enno Fischer:

Fischer, E. (forthcoming). Causation and the Problem of Disagreement. Philosophy of Science.
This paper presents a new argument for incorporating a distinction between default and deviant values into the formalism of causal models. The argument is based on considerations about how causal reasoners should represent disagreement over causes and it is defended against an objection that has been raised against earlier arguments for defaults.


New affiliated member

Jannik Zeiser of Hannover University has joined us as our new affiliated doctoral candidate. Welcome, Jannik!

Two successful dissertation defences in one week

Daria Jadreškić and David Hopf have successfully defended their doctoral dissertations. Congratulations, Daria and David, and well done!

New doctoral researcher at Hannover

We are very happy to welcome our new doctoral candidate at Hannover, Hannah Hilligardt. It’s great you are joining us!


New publications

We would like to draw your attention to two new publications by GRK 2073 postdoc Dr. Stefano Canali:

Three new doctoral researchers

We are very happy to welcome three new doctoral candidates: Birgit Benzing (Leibniz University Hanover), David Stöllger (Bielefeld University), and Fabio Tollon (Bielefeld University). It’s great to have you here!


Research stay

Our doctoral member Anna Höhl has started her stay as a Guest Researcher at the Institute for Science and Society at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Congratulations on this great opportunity!

New coordinator

Leonie Wiemeyer has started as the new coordinator. Click here for her contact details.

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