Department:Economics and 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.
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.
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.
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.
Meyenburg, I., 2013. An investment model for South Africa. The Empirical Economics Letters, 12(4), pp.345-350
‘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)
Op-ed “Germany’s deep-rooted obsession with saving – a brief history” The Conversation UK, May 2018Op-ed “Trade war on the cards as Trump takes office?” Cambridge News, January 2017