Jakob Kapeller


Epistemology of the social sciences and pluralism in economics; history of political and economic thought

Jakob Kapeller is a philosopher who accidentally became an economist. He serves as a Professor at the Institute for Socio-Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen and heads the Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy (ICAE) at Johannes Kepler University Linz. His research interests are focused on socio-economic change from a political economy perspective, the history of economic and political ideas, the philosophy of the social sciences, distributional issues and heterodox economics. Jakob has published widely in different disciplinary contexts and has received several scientific awards for his works. He regularly participates in the organization of academic conferences and other scientific community services. Most importantly, he serves as the editor of the Heterodox Economics Newsletter (www.heterodoxnews.com) since 2013.

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"Output Gap Nonsense" and the EU’s Fiscal Rules

Article | Jan 27, 2020

A response to the European Commission’s economists

The Top Journals Club in Economics

Article | Nov 20, 2018

Prejudice and collusion, not simply research quality, drive journal citations

Citation Patterns in Economics and Beyond

Paper Working Paper Series | | Nov 2018

In this paper we comparatively explore three claims concerning the disciplinary character of economics by means of citation analysis.

Citation Patterns in Economics and Beyond

Paper Working Paper Series | | Nov 2018

Assessing the Peculiarities of Economics from Two Scientometric Perspectives

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YSI 2020 Plenary: New Economic Questions

Young Scholars Initiative Virtual Plenary

YSI Event Plenary YSI | Nov 6–15, 2020

What are the 100 most pertinent economic questions facing our global societ?


From the Origins of Economic Ideas to the Challenges of Our Time

Event Plenary | Oct 21–23, 2017

INET gathered hundreds of new economic thinkers in Edinburgh to discuss the past, present, and future of the economics profession.