Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dr. Lisa Herzog


Political Philosophy and Theory

Contact Details

Business card at TUMonline

Academic Career and Research Areas

Lisa Herzog (born 1983) works at the intersection of political philosophy and economics. She focuses on the history of political and economic ideas, normative questions around markets (especially financial markets), ethics in organizations, economic democracy and political epistemology. Professor Herzog studied philosophy, economics, political science and modern history at the universities of Munich (LMU) and Oxford. Between 2008 and 2011 she wrote her doctoral thesis entitled “Inventing the Market. Smith, Hegel, and Political Theory” as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. Since then, she has worked at the universities of Munich (TUM), St. Gallen, Leuven, Frankfurt and Stanford. In summer 2016 she took up the position of professor of political philosophy and theory at the Bavarian School of Public Policy and the Technical University Munich. In 2017/18 she was a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.


  • Shortlist of the Tractatus Prize awarded by the Philosophicum Lech for Freiheit gehört nicht nur den Reichen (2015)
  • Ernst Bloch junior prize of the city of Ludwigshafen (2012)
  • PSA Sir Ernest Barker Prize of the Political Studies Association for the best thesis in Political Theory in the UK (2011)
  • Rhodes Scholarship (2007)
  • Scholarships by Stiftung Maximilianeum, Bayerische Begabtenförderung and Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (undergraduate and graduate studies) (2002-2007)

Key Publications

Herzog L: Reclaiming the System: Moral Responsibility, Divided Labour, and the Role of Organizations in Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.


Herzog L: "Durkheim on social justice: the argument from "organic solidarity"". Camebridge: American Political Science Review, 2017.


Herzog L, Honneth A (Editors): Der Wert des Marktes. Ein philosophisch-ökonomischer Diskurs vom 18. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart. Berlin: Suhrkamp, 2014.


Herzog L: Freiheit gehört nicht nur den Reichen. Plädoyer für einen zeitgemäßen Liberalismus. München: C.H. Beck, 2014.


Herzog L: Inventing the Market. Smith, Hegel, and Political Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013 / Paperback 2016.