Dr Imko Meyenburg

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:
Faculty of Business and Law
School:
Economics, Finance and Law
Location:
Cambridge
Areas of Expertise:
Economics , International Business
Research Supervision:
Yes

Imko is passionate about the philosophy and history of economic thought, and he is a dedicated pluralist and heterodox economist. He is currently working on social ontology in the context of organisational studies, philosophy of economics, and political discourses and language of populism.

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Background

Imko completed his PhD in Economics and Philosophy of Economics at ARU in December 2016. He did his undergraduate degree in Business Studies and Economics in Germany and his Master's in Economics in New Zealand.

Imko's PhD research focused on the philosophy and history of economic thought, specifically on eclectic choices under pluralism in economics, utilising methodologies and knowledge from various disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including economics and contemporary philosophy of (social) science.

His current research focuses social ontology in the context of organisational studies, philosophy of economics, and political discourses and language of populism.

Imko has been a Lecturer in Economics and International Business in ARU, as well as Course Leader for BSc Economics, since September 2016.

He is currently a member of the Cambridge Social Ontology Group, Global Labour Organisation, the International Network for Economic Method, and the Association for Heterodox Economics.

Spoken Languages

  • German

Research interests

  • Social ontology
  • Language and political economy
  • Pluralism in economics
  • Philosophy of economics

Areas of research supervision

  • Political economy
  • Philosophy of language
  • History of economic thought

Teaching

  • BA (Hons) International Business with Economics

Qualifications

  • PhD Economics and Philosophy of Economics, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
  • MA in Economics (First class honours), Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • BA in Business Studies, Carl-von-Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Cambridge Social Ontology Group
  • Association for Heterodox Economics
  • Global Labour Organisation
  • International Network for Economic Method

Selected recent publications

Meyenburg, I. (2023) 'How to Bleach a Pandemic Away', Symbolic Interaction. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.636

Meyenburg, I. (2022) '“Brexit Means Brexit!”: Investigating the Production of Social Phenomena in Political Discourses', Symbolic Interaction, 45, pp. 570-595.

Andreoni, V., Kuehnlenz, S. and Meyenburg, I. (2022) 'Capitalism and Crises: A Comparative Analysis of Mainstream and Heterodox Perceptions', Business Ethics, the Environment & Responsibility, 32(51), pp. 52-64.

Meyenburg, I. and Turcitu, A. (2022) 'Vagueness and Social Ontology: Implications of inquiry resistant borderline cases for social ontological theorising', Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 52(1), pp. 127-146 – Recognised as Wiley’s ‘Top Cited Article 2021 – 2022’ in the Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour.

Meyenburg, I. and Selmanovic, S. (2020) 'Gender and Inequality in the Workplace: Lessons from Institutional and Marxist Perspectives'. In: K.F. Zimmermann (Ed.) (2020) Springer Handbook of Labour, Human Resources and Population Economics, Berlin: Springer.

Meyenburg, I. (2018) 'Choices under Epistemic Pluralism in Economics', International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 9(4), pp. 339-357.

Meyenburg, I. (2013) 'An investment model for South Africa', The Empirical Economics Letters, 12(4), pp. 345-350.

Recent presentations and conferences

Meyenburg, I., 2023. Milton Friedman could have had a Third Child – Or how possibilism makes counterfactual modelling and forecasting in economics ontologically tenable. Annual INEM Conference 2023, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy

Meyenburg, I., 2022. “Brexit Means Brexit!”: Investigating the Production of Social Phenomena in Political Discourses. 19th STOREP Annual Conference, online event.

Meyenburg, I., 2021. Pluralism in Economics and the Question of Ontological Pluralism. 2022 Critical Social Ontology Workshop, online event.

Meyenburg, I., 2019. Pluralism in Economics and the Question of Ontological Pluralism. Envisioning the Economy of the Future, and the Future of Political Economy AFEP-IIPPE Conference, with participation by ADEK, AHE and EAEPE, University of Lille, France.

Media experience

Op-ed, 'Politicians weren't confident discussing Brexit – my analysis of parliamentary debates shows how', The Conversation UK, February 2023.

Op-ed, 'Eight charts that explain why Germany could be heading for recession', The Conversation UK, September 2018.

Op-ed, 'Germany’s deep-rooted obsession with saving – a brief history',The Conversation UK, May 2018.

Op-ed, 'Trade war on the cards as Trump takes office?', Cambridge News, January 2017.