Keynote Speakers and Panel Discussants

Melissa Vergara-Fernández

is a researcher in the 'Values in Finance' project at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her academic background lies in economics as well as philosophy with modelling as a scientific practice in macroeconomics, policy-making and finance being her areas of expertise. More specifically her work focuses on epistemological and practical consequences of methodological choices. This ties in with her other interests regarding current academic standards and the impact of journals.

Claudius Gräbner

is an Assistant Professor at Europa University Flensburg, a research associate at the Institute of Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy (ICAE) at Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria) and a research fellow of the Institute for future-fit economies (ZOE). His academic background lies in economics with additional interdisciplinary inclinations, for example towards philosophy of economics and international economics. Special focus of his research includes macroeconomic complexity and plurality in economics. Consequently, he values discussing competing approaches to academic economics and schools of thoughts.

Kilian Rieder

Kilian Rieder is a principal economist in the monetary policy section at the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Eurosystem) and a research affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and SUERF - The European Money and Finance Forum. His research interests are in economic history, macroeconomics and monetary economics.

Frank Schweitzer

Frank Schweitzer is Professor for Systems Design at ETH Zürich, founding member of the ETH Risk Center and Editor-in-Chief of the multidisciplinary journal 'Advances in Complex Systems'. His academic background lies in physics and philosophy of science. In his research he applies data-driven modelling to a variety of topics in complex systems theory, from competitive firms and economic networks to opinions, emotions and social relationships of bats. He also has a strong passion for religious history, symbolism and their traces in our everyday culture.

Caterina Marchionni

Caterina Marchionni is a researcher in Practical Philosophy and member of TINT - Centre for Philosophy of Social Science at the University of Helsinki. She works on scientific modelling, explanation, and evidence in social science. In her research she defends a pluralistic approach to modelling and the conviction that mechanistic evidence greatly helps policy making.


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