AEMS-Lecturers 2020

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Ernest Aigner

is PhD candidate at the Institute for Ecological Economics at Vienna University of Business and Economics (WU). His interests lie at the intersection of social, ecological and political-economic concerns. Currently he works on paradigmatic orientations in economics.

Kurt Bayer

Studies in Law (Dr. jur.), International Relations and Economics (Ph.D.), 25 years applied economics research at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO, Vienna), Deputy Director General at the Austrian Ministry of Finance (for economic policy and international financial institutions).

Brian D. Fath


is Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Towson University (Maryland, USA) and Senior Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Laxenburg, Austria). He has published on environmental systems modeling.

Christian Felber

is a writer, university lecturer and contemporary dancer in Vienna. He is the initiator of the „Economy for the Common Good“ and the „Cooperative for the Common Good“. Several bestsellers include „Change everything. Creating an Economy for the Common Good“ and „Money. The new rules of the game“. More information

Gwendolyn Hallsmith

is the founder and Executive Director of Global Community Initiatives. She is the author of several books and workbooks, e.g. "Creating Wealth: Growing Local Economies with Local Currencies" and has over 35 years of experience working with municipal, regional, and state government in the United States and internationally, which has among others included work with the United Nations Environment Program.

Alf Hornborg

is an anthropologist, professor of Human Ecology at Lund University, Sweden, author (e.g. Nature, Society, and Justice in the Anthropocene), and editor (e.g. Ecology and Power). His main research interests are economic anthropology, environmental history, political ecology, and ecological economics. Most of his publications deal with global issues of sustainability and environmental justice.

Helga Kromp-Kolb

heads the Institute of Meteorology and the Centre for Global Change and Sustainability at the BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna. Her fields of research include climate change, air pollution dispersion in the atmosphere and nuclear risks.

Wolfgang Lalouschek

is a specialist in neurology and a systemical coach. He is the medical head of The Tree Health Centre Vienna, the owner and managing director of The Tree Consulting GmbH and heads the Faculty of Psychosomatics at the Sigmund Freud Private University Vienna. He is the founder and coordinator of PlanetYES.

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Friedrich Leitgeb

holds a PhD on the topic of farmers’ experiments and innovations; lecturer at BOKU university; research interests are social movements in organic farming, local knowledge, civic and alternative food networks, food sovereignty, urban agriculture, innovations in organic agriculture, regional development.

Helene Schuberth

is the head of the Foreign Research Division at the central bank of the Republic of Austria. Her fields of specialization are: country analysis, economics of transition, monetary and fiscal policies, structural and labour market policies, financial governance and macroeconomic policies, economic coordination, European integration.

Peter Wahl

was head of department on financial regulation 1990-2013 and is board member at WEED - World Economy, Ecology & Development Assoc. Berlin. Co-founder of Attac Germany and member of its Federal leadership until 2007. Member of the Scientific Council of Attac Germany. Author of numerous publications on international finance, taxation, trade and development.

Beat Weber

is a Vienna-based economist and political scientist employed in the Austrian central bank. In recent years, his research has focused on monetary theory. He is the author of „Democratizing Money? Debating Legitimacy in Monetary Reform Proposals“ and a co-editor of „Kurswechsel“ - an Austrian quarterly for critical research in economic policy making (www.kurswechsel.at).