Robin Jaspert

Robin Jaspert


My office is located in room the IG-Farben building in IG 1.311. You can contact me via mail: Since I prefer working in teams, suggestions for exchange and cooperations are always welcome.


I am a PhD candidate in the DFG Research Training Group "Standards of Governance", which takes place in cooperation with the TU Darmstadt. Within the Research Training Group and my PhD, I investigate the links between monetary sovereignty or dependence with standard setting in fiscal regimes and local power struggles. Prior to this work, I completed my bachelor's degree in political science and anthropology and attained my master's degree in economic sociology with honors at Goethe University.

From October 2018 to April 2023, I was employed as a student assistant at the department for International Relations and International Political Economy. Initially in teaching support and literature research, from April 2021 onwards for data research in the DFG project "Financialization and State Capitalism: The Governance of Capital Markets in the BRICSS". During my master studies, I was a lecturer at the Institute of Sociology at LMU Munich for several semesters.


I investigate current social developments from the perspective of critical political economy, with a focus on the political economy of financial markets. I am currently primarily concerned with monetary and central bank policy, historical perspectives on dependency relations and power relations in global capitalism, sovereign debt, and the design of 'sustainable' financial products. I prefer to work in teams and with a combination of critical theoretical perspectives and descriptive financial data.


Free University of Berlin:

Winter term 2023/2024:

"Colonialism, Hereditary Racial Slavery, Patriarchal Economic Organization: the Roots of Transatlatic Capitalism?" M.A. seminar

Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich:

Winter Term 2021/2022:

"Feminist Political Economy. Or: More than a Side Contradiction." B.A. Seminar.

Summer term 2021

"On the Political Economy of Financial Markets. A critical introduction" - B.A. Seminar.

Winter term 2020/2021:
"From Black Gold to Climate Killer - How Normative Processes Create or Destroy Economic Values. Political Economy and Economic Sociology of the Green New Deal" - M.A.Seminar - Together with Prof. Dr. Bernhard Gill.


Academic Articles & Working Papers:

Fichtner, Jan; Jaspert, Robin; Petry, Johannes (2023): "Mind the ESG capital allocation gap: The role of index providers, standard-setting, and 'green' indices for the creation of sustainability impact." Regulation and Governance - online first.

Fichtner, Jan; Jaspert, Robin; Petry, Johannes (2023): "Mind the ESG gaps: transmission mechanisms and the governance of and by sustainable finance." DIIS Working Paper.

Essays & Columns:

Jaspert, Robin (2023): "Sea Eye 4: Während Geflüchtete ertrinken, setzt Italien Rettungsschiff fest". In: Der Freitag 25/2023.

Kaiser, Julia; Jaspert, Robin; Ferrare, Lukas (2023): "Arbeiter in Campi Bisenzio halten Fabrik besetzt: Autoachsen zu Photovoltaik". In: Der Freitag 21/2023.

Jaspert, Robin (2023): "Staatsschulden und Kolonialismus: In Ghanas Schuld?". In: nd-aktuell. 09. May 2023.

Jaspert, Robin; Kullick, Niklas (2023): "Die Verwobenen Pfade der Inflation". In: LuXemburg-Magazin. 28. April 2022.

Jaspert, Robin (2023): “EZB-Leitzinserhöhung verringert Inflation nicht". In: nd-aktuell. 15 March 2023.

Jaspert, Robin (2023): “Rendite durch öffentliche Gelder.“ In: nd-aktuell. 1 March 2023.

Jaspert, Robin; Graack, Nico; Wagner, Louise (2023): „Germany Had Its Debts Written Off. Today, We Should Do the Same for the Global South." In: Jacobin US. 27 February 2023.

Jaspert, Robin (2023): „Los bancos centrales del Norte empujan al Sur global a la crisis“. In: Jacobin Lat. 7. February 2023.

Jaspert, Robin (2022): „Central Bank Capitalism is Forcing the Global South into a Debt Crisis". In: Jacobin & The Wire (Progressive International). 23. Dezcmber 2022 & 13. January 2023.

Jaspert, Robin (2022): „Impfstoff als Investitionsobjekt“. In: Junge Welt.  24. Februar.2022.

Reports for NGOs & Policy Briefs:

Fichtner, Jan; Jaspert, Robin; Petry, Johannes (2023): „What needs to change for green funds to be truly green". DIIS Policy Brief.

Jaspert, Robin (2021): „Dividenden und Kurzarbeit in Deutschland. Der Staat springt ein – Shareholder profitieren?“. (Für Facing Finance)

Jaspert, Robin (2021): „Koloniale Kontinuität und Ungleichheit. Die Auswirkungen eines asymmetrischen Finanzsystems auf den Globalen Süden während Covid-19“. (Für Facing Finance)

Jaspert, Robin (2020): „Green Fake: ESG Investments während Covid-19“. (Für Facing Finance)

Jaspert, Robin (2020): „We are the Bomb – Opake Finanzströme und unwissentliche Beteiligung an Nuklearer Rüstung“. In: Ethik und Militär 1 (2020).

Media appearances:

ESG-Paper discussed by Bloomberg.

Interview in junge Welt: „Missbrauch von Staatshilfe“. Dax-Konzerne kassieren Geld von der Regierung und schütten es an Aktionäre aus. Ein Gespräch mit Robin Jaspert

Publication of report leads to motion in the Bundestag: Covered by Handelsblatt.