January 2023

New paper on trade models in the European Union


Claudius Gräbner-Radkowitsch published a paper on "Trade models in the European Union". The paper delineates six different "trade models" for 22 EU countries by clustering countries on the basis of four key dimensions of trade performance: endowments, technological specialisation, labour market characteristics and regulatory requirements. Subsequently, the paper comprises a comparative analysis of the economic development and trends in inequality across these trade models. The paper has been published in the journal Economic Annals and is available open access here.

Agent-based modelling and complexity economics


On January 26, Claudius Gräbner-Radkowitsch gave an invited lecture introducing the topic of "Agent-Based Modelling and Complexity Economics" (German: "Agentenbasierte Modelle und Komplexitätsökonomik") at the University of Siegen. The talk was in German an was meant as a first overview. The slides are available here.

Degrowth and the Global South


Claudius Gräbner-Radkowitsch  gave a presentation at this year’s AFEE session on "Dependency and Structuralism in the Current Crisis" during the ASSA meetings in New Orleans. The title was "Degrowth and the Global South? How institutionalism can complement a timely discourse on ecologically sustainable development in an unequal world" and it extends another paper by asking how institutionalist contributions can help addressing blind spots in the current discourse on degrowth and the Global South. The slides are available here, and the current draft of the underlying paper here. Earlier, his colleague Theresa Hager presented a joint paper at the ICAPE conference earlier. The current version of the paper, which analyzes the merger of "competitiveness" and "sustainability" in the current development model of the EU can be found here

October 2022

Keynote on an "Applied Economic Methodology" at the Second Philosophy & Economics Conference


Claudius Gräbner-Radkowitsch was invited to give a keynote on the merits and challenges of an "Applied Economic Methodology" at the Second Philosophy & Economics Conference in Vienna. In his talk he argues that concepts developed from economic methodologists can not only help improving actual economic research practice considerably, but also to facilitate a more pluralist economic research community as a whole. You can find the slides of the talk here.

New paper on the evolution of debtor-creditor relationships within a monetary union

Claudius Gräbner-Radkowitsch published a paper on a model of a monetary union that is characterized by strong differences in terms of the competitiveness of its members. In this paper, which has been published in the journal Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, the authors explore the implications for economic dynamics, as well as possible policy measures to stabilizes such a monetary union. The paper is available open access here.

June 2022

Climate change mitigation and socio-economic convergence in the EU


In this new article, Claudius Gräbner-Radkowitsch and Jakob Hafele from the ZOE Institute explain why EU climate protection measures are urgently needed, but can only be successfully enforced if they address rising inequalities among Member States. An active industrial policy is essential in this context. The article is part of the anthology "Making the great turnaround work: Economic policy for a green and just transition" published by the Heinrich Böll Foundation and can be accessed free of charge here.

Podcast “In der Wirtschaft”


Claudius Gräbner-Radkowitsch was guest on the (German-speaking) podcast "In der Wirtschaft". In about 70 minutes he spoke about the pros and cons of economic modelling, especially agent-based models, but also the need for pluralism in economics and current debates about degrowth. You can listen to the episode here.

May 2022

Pluralism and global inequality


At the invitation of Rethinking Economics Tübingen, Claudius Gräbner-Radkowitsch gave the opening speech for the public lecture series "Economics crises and the crisis of economics" in Tübingen. The title of the talk was "Liegt die Wahrheit irgendwo dazwischen? Eine plurale Perspektive auf globale Ungleichheit" and the slides are available here.