Lisa Herzog

Research & Institution

Institutional Contact

Technical University of Munich

School of Governance

Richard-Wagner-Straße 1
80333 München



Lisa Herzog is Professor of Political Philosophy and Theory at the Bavarian School of Public Policy at the Technical University Munich. She studied philosophy, economics, political science and modern history at the universities of Munich (LMU) and Oxford. Between 2008 and 2011 she wrote her doctoral thesis, entitled “Inventing the Market. Smith, Hegel, and Political Theory” (OUP 2013, paperback 2016) as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. Since then, she has worked at the universities of Munich, St. Gallen, Leuven, Frankfurt, and Stanford. She works at the intersection of political philosophy and economics, focusing on the history of political and economic ideas, normative questions around markets (especially financial markets) and ethics in organizations. She also writes for a broader public and participates in public debates about the ethics of finance, social justice, and workplace democracy.

Awards & Affiliations


Rhodes Scholarship

Sir Ernest Barker Prize


Shortlist of the Tractatus Prize


Global Young Academy