Vivian Zoé Grudde

E-Mail: grudde[at]econ.uni-frankfurt[dot]de
Address:Goethe University Frankfurt
RuW, Postbox 47
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 4 
60629 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Room:RuW 4.217
Office Hours:

by appointment



Vivian is assisting the Chair of Economic Policy in the design and implementation of the new lecture ‚Philosophy, Politics and Economics‘ since 2022. She holds B.Sc. degrees in Biosciences and in Economics and Business Administration from Goethe University, an M.A. in Environmental Policy from Sciences Po Paris and is currently a doctoral candidate in Economics at the chair of Prof. Dr. dres. h.c. Bertram Schefold. Besides her teaching and research activities Vivian works as a freelance sustainability consultant.


Research Interests:

Sustainability transformation, Limits to Growth/Planetary Boundaries, Sufficiency, Circular Economy, Fashion industry, History of Economic Thought



Legitimising technologies for a circular economy: Contested discourses on innovation for plastics recycling in Europe (with I. Zepa and C. Bening), Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 2024, vol. 50, 100811.



Philosophie, Politik und Wirtschaft, Goethe University (with Prof. Rainer Klump)

Corporate Sustainability: Theory and Case Studies, Sciences Po Paris (with Prof. Volker Hoffmann)

Business Models and Policies for a Circular Economy, Sciences Po Paris (with Prof. Volker Hoffmann and Dr. Catharina Bening)


Teaching Assistance:

Philosophie, Politik und Wirtschaft, Goethe University (Prof. Dr. Alfons Weichenrieder)