Carsten Herrmann-Pillath (*1959) is Professor and Permanent Fellow at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt, Germany. After completing education in economics and sinology at the University of Cologne, between 1992 and 2016 he assumed professorships and chairs in economics, evolutionary/institutional economics and Chinese economic studies at Duisburg University, Witten/Herdecke University and Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. As a visiting professor, he taught at University of Vienna, University of Bonn, Hochschule St. Gallen, Tsinghua University Schwarzman College, and many others. His major fields of research are economics and philosophy, institutional change and economic development, international economics and Chinese economic studies. His publications include 400+ academic papers and 16 books, covering a broad cross-disciplinary range in economics, the humanities and the sciences, including recently: Journal of Economic Methodology, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, European Economic Review, Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, Schmollers Jahrbuch, European Journal of Political Economy, Ecological Economics and Entropy. His magnum opus on China was published in 20167, building on three decades of research into culture and political economy of China: China’s Economic Culture: The Ritual Order of State and Markets (Routledge). In German, his new book ‘Fundamentals of Critical Economics’ (2018) develops a conceptual framework for a comprehensive disciplinary transformation of the field.