Stephan Puehringer

Stephan Puehringer is a socio-economist, works at the Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy (ICAE) at the University of Linz in Austria and is coordinator of the Research Area “Economic Sociology” of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE).  Stephan’s main research interests include Political Economy, the Performativity of Economic Thought and Economic Teaching, the History of Economic Thought as well as power structures in economics. In his work he is applying Discourse and Network Analysis of economics and economists and is hence contributing to the evolving field of Social Studies of Economics. Currently Stephan is leading the interdisciplinary research project “Spatial Competition and Economic Policies” (SPACE,, which investigates the impact of an increasing reliance on “competitiveness” as a prime mode of social organization and as a core concept for designing institutions on different ontological levels of social reality.

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