Dr Ariane Hillig

Staff details

Position Lecturer in Economics
Email A.Hillig (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 296 4218
Dr Ariane Hillig

Ariane’s primary research focus lies in the area of household financial behaviour; with a particular interest in the impact of financialization on everyday life based on interrelated changes in cultural, institutional and social surroundings. Furthermore, she is interested in methodological discussions surrounding research in household financial behaviour. What interests her most are interdisciplinary approaches in economics which combine a micro-interactional with a macro-structural perspective and explore the relationship between structure and agency. Her research is interdisciplinary in nature, combining economics and economic sociology, political economy, finance and social theory.

Prior to joining Goldsmiths, Ariane gained several years’ work experience in the retail and wholesale sector as well as extensive teaching experience. She started lecturing at the university in the last year of her MA studies in 2012. Since then she has been a lecturer at the HTW University of Applied Sciences Berlin as well as Berlin School of Economics and Law. Moreover, Ariane worked as a Research Assistant on diverse research projects and facilitated online courses at The Open University.

Ariane’s doctoral research is in Economics and Finance and has been taken place at The Open University Business School. She holds a Master of Research from The Open University Business School, a Master’s degree in International Business from the HTW University of Applied Sciences Berlin and a BA from Berlin School of Economics and Law.

Research Interests

  • Economic Methodology
  • Economic Sociology
  • Finance and Social Theory
  • Gender Studies
  • Income and Wealth Inequality
  • Political Economy