Dr Imko Meyenburg

Senior Lecturer in Economics and International Business and course leader for BSc (Hons) Business Economics and BSc (Hons) Economics

Faculty:Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Department:Economics and International Business

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Business, management and leadership , Economics , International Business

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 ontological pluralism, vagueness and social ontology and choices under pluralism in economics.

Twitter: @ImkoTjado
Linkedin: Imko Meyenburg

Background

Imko completed his PhD in Economics and Philosophy of Economics at Anglia Ruskin in December 2016. He did his undergraduate degree in Business Studies and Economics in Germany and his Masters in Economics in New Zealand.

His PhD research focused on the philosophy and history of economic thought, and 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 on social ontology and meta-ontology.

Imko has been a lecturer in Economics and International Business in ARU Business School, as well as course leader for BSc Economics, since September 2016. He is currently a member of the Cambridge Social Ontology Group.

Spoken Languages

German

Research interests

  • Social ontology and meta-ontology
  • Philosophy of economics
  • History of economic thought
  • Political economy
  • Pluralism in economics
  • Macroeconomics

Imko is currently interested in the nature, structure and limitations of social ontological theories, specifically the social ontology proposed by the Cambridge Social Ontology Group. He is interested in the way existential statements are made and what limitations language brings to the formulation of ontological statements.

Areas of research supervision

  • Economics
  • Philosophy of Economics
  • History of Economic Thought

Teaching

Imko is currently teaching introductory modules in economics and international business. Furthermore, he has been teaching macroeconomics, business research methods and a module on the political and economic issues of the European Union.

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-Ossietzsky University, Oldenburg, Germany

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Reteaching Economics
  • International Social Ontology Society
  • Cambridge Social Ontology Group

Selected recent publications

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

Recent presentations and conferences

‘Vagueness and Social Ontology’, Social Ontology 2018, Tufts University, Boston, US (August, 2018)

‘Pluralism in Economics and the Question of Ontological Pluralism’. 40 years of the Cambridge Journal of Economics Conference at Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK (July 2016).

9th EAEPE Summer School on Capitalism, Inequality and (Un)sustatainable Developmentat Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy (July 2015)

1st Vienna Conference on Pluralism in Economics at Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien, Vienna, Austria (April 2015)

Pluralism in Economics workshop at the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) at the Hans Böckler Foundation, Berlin, Germany (August 2014)

Postgraduate workshop on advanced research methods at Open University London, UK (January 2014)

Media experience

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