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Pall Rikhardsson Phd
Pall Rikhardsson PhD has over 25 years practical and academic experience with performance management, information technology and sustainability in a wide variety of industries and settings around the world.

He is the Dean of the School of Business at Reykjavik University. He is also a full professor in accounting focusing mainly on management accounting, continuous auditing and business analytics in his teachings and research, with a special interest in environmental matters. Reykjavik University is Icelands largest private university with about 3800 student and 300 employees. The School of Business is one of four Schools and has approximately 800 students and 35 academic staff.
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Professor Dr Michael Wohlgemuth: Brexit, populism and the future of Europe
Michael Wohlgenuth is economist and director, Open Europe Berlin.
Director of the think tank Open Europe Berlin, professor of political economy at the private University Witten/Herdecke, affiliated fellow at the Walter Eucken Institute, Freiburg, and tutor at the post-graduate programme Social Market Economy of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.
Michael has an MA in economics from Albert-Ludwigs-Universitńt, Freiburg, a PhD from Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, and a second PhD from the Private University of Witten/Herdecke.

Major fields of research in new institutional economics, economic theories of politics (public choice theory), theories of economic systems, evolutionary economics, social and legal philosophy and history of ideas. These have applications mainly concerning European governance and integration, institutions and processes of democratic governance, globalisation and inter-jurisdictional competition, public opinion formation and political leadership and political reform.
Wohlgemuth writes extensively on these subjects and comments in newspapers, magazines, university publications and blogs on economic issues as well as editing numerous books.
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Professor Inge R°pke
Inge R°pke is Professor with Specific Responsibilities at Aalborg University, Copenhagen (The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning, Sustainable design and transition, Center for Design, Innovation and Sustainable Transitions).
She trained as an economist and holds a PhD in social sciences. R°pke has written about the development of modern ecological economics, trade, economic growth and consumption.
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