Who we are


As an interdisciplinary team, we combine comprehensive economic expertise with experience from other fields. These encompass strategic public relations, impact-oriented project development, policy consulting and education.


Senior Fellows

Senior Fellows deal with key questions in the field of just transition, redefining prosperity, macroeconomics of a green transition, green industrial policy, and governance for systemic change.

  • Prof Julia Steinberger

    New Economics Senior Fellow

    New Economics Senior Fellow Professor of Societal Challenges of Climate (FGSE), University of Lausanne

  • Dr Katherine Trebeck

    New Economics Senior Fellow

    Political Economist and Writer

  • Dr Rutger Hoekstra

    New Economics Senior Fellow

    Associate Professor, Leiden University

  • Prof Vivien A. Schmidt

    New Economics Senior Fellow

    Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University

  • Dr Antonio Andreoni

    New Economics Senior Fellow

    Professor of Development Economics, SOAS University of London

  • Dr Joshua Wiliam Mason

    New Economics Senior Fellow

    Associate Professor of Economics, John Jay College, City University of New York



Fellows support our work with their expertise and ideas. ZOE serves as a translator and makes their contributions available to politics, business and society.

  • Prof Milena Buchs

    New Economics Fellow

    Professor of Sustainable Welfare, University of Leeds

  • JProf.’in Dr Svenja Flechtner

    New Economics Fellow

    Junior Professor for Plural Economics, University of Siegen

  • Dr Claudius Gräbner-Radkowitsch

    New Economics Fellow

    Associate Professor for Pluralist Economics, Europa-University Flensburg

  • Dr Oliver Richters

    New Economics Fellow

    Post-Doc, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

  • Amanda Janoo

    New Economics Fellow

    Economic Policy Expert

  • Florian Rommel

    New Economics Fellow

    Research Associate, Cusanus University

  • Birte Strunk

    New Economics Fellow

    PhD Student, Lecturer

  • Dr Géraldine Thiry

    New Economics Fellow

    Associate Professor of Economics, ICHEC Brussels Management School

  • Andreas Dimmelmeier

    New Economics Fellow

    Policy Analyst

  • Elisabeth Hege

    New Economics Fellow

    Policy Analyst


Advisory Board

As a Think & Do Tank we bring together thought leaders for a future-fit economy. We interact with a broad network of experienced sustainability researchers and economists. Out of this, we have inspired international experts and pioneers of new economic thinking to support our work.

  • Prof Dr Ulrich Brand

    Professor of International Politics, University of Vienna

  • Prof Tim Jackson

    Professor of Sustainable Development, University of Surrey

  • Prof Kate Raworth

    Senior Visiting Research Associate, University of Oxford

  • Prof Adam Tooze

    Professor of History, Columbia University

  • Prof Dr Maja Göpel

    Honorary professor for sustainability transformations, Leuphana University of Lüneburg


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