Oliver Braganza, a postdoctoral fellow at the IEECR has recently received the innovative VW-Foundation Grant ‘Originalitätsverdacht’ for research with the potential of ‘groundbreaking originality’.
Within his project ‚Proxyeconomics, Dr. Braganza is developing a novel transdiciplinary theory of competition with proxy measures. The theory attempts to integrate literature from economics, sociology, psychology and evolutionary theory into a coherent framework. On major application of the theory is the field of science and technology studies, where an increasing reliance on measures such as the impact factor is thought to distort the scientific process in multiple ways.
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