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Dr. Robert Lepenies

Cohort 2009

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Henrik Enderlein & Prof. Dr. Bernd Ladwig

Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich für Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften

Institut für Philosophie


Dr. Robert Lepenies is Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Studies Justitia Amplificata at the FU Berlin. He is currently hosted by the KFG The Transformative Power of Europe where he is a visiting fellow.

He recently received the A.SK Social Sciences Post-Doctoral Award with which he was part of the Center for Global Constitutionalism at the WZB Berlin. He also won the inaugural WIWA Young Scholars Award for Pluralism in Economics, as well as the Mulert German Fulbright Association Award for Mutual Understanding. He was a Max Weber Post-Doctoral Fellow at the European University Institute for two years. He is an elected member of the Global Young Academy and was the project manager of the global academic micro-partnership program Global Colleagues (now concluded). He holds degrees from the University of Oxford (BA in PPE), the London School of Economics (MA in IPE) and was awarded a Fulbright-Schuman stipend for research at Yale University.

Title of the PhD Thesis

Losers in Trade: Economics and Normative Justifications.

Research Interests

Philosophy of Economics

Ethics of Nudging

Poverty & Public Policy

Intellectual History of Economic Thought

Behavioral Public Policy