Caroline Gerschlager

Field of Practice:

Economy / Economics

City, Country:

Vienna, Australia


2009, 2010, 2011

Caroline Gerschlager is an invited researcher at Université Libre de Bruxelles. She currently writes her Habilitation in economics (at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration). After her graduation in 1995 as a doctor of economics, she continued her research in Paris at the Center of Applied Epistemology Research (CREA, École Polytechnique) and at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (1995-98). From 2001 to 2005, she directed an international research project on »Deception in Markets« (financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture) at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. She worked as a lecturer of economics at the University of Vienna and at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration for fifteen years. In November 2004 she was invited as guest professor at Université d’Evry/France.

She specializes in recent micro-economic developments, philosophy and economics and the history of economic thought. Her thematic interest, which she approaches with a variety of methods concentrates on deception and self-deception in markets and business organizations.

Caroline Gerschlager has written and edited several books, among others, »Deception in Markets. An Economic Analysis« (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan 2005), »Exchange and Deception: A Feminist Perspective« (Boston-Dordrecht-London: Kluwer academic publishers 2002, with Monika Mokre), »Expanding the Economic Concept of Exchange. Deception, Self-deception and illusions« (Bosten-Dordrecht-London: Kluwer academic publishers 2001), »Konturen der Entgrenzung. Zur Ökonomie des Neuen in Thomas Hobbes, Francis Bacon und Joseph Schumpeter« (Marburg: Metropolis 1998) as well as numerous articles in scholarly journals.