Jakob Hafele is co-founder and managing director of ZOE. He makes use of his economic expertise to consult the European Commission, the European Parliament, national and local governments on their way to build just and sustainable economies. He is also an economics researcher with the University of Linz focusing on European Economic development. Jakob Hafele studied economics at the University of Heidelberg and international development at the University of Vienna. In the past he has worked as an industrial policy expert for the UN, GIZ and national governments, for the Network for Pluralism in Economics, of which he is co-founder, and for the Macroeconomic Policy Institute.