Prof. Dr. Lisa Herzog

Assistant Professor

Political Philosophy and Theory

Contact Details

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Academic Career and Research Areas

Lisa Herzog (b. 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) and ethics in organizations.
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 TUM’s Bavarian School of Public Policy.


  • Shortlisted for the Tractatus Prize awarded by the Philosophicum Lech for Freiheit gehört nicht nur den Reichen (2015)
  • Ernst Bloch Research 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)
  • Maximilianeum Foundation Scholarship and German National Academic Foundation Scholarship (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) - for undergraduate and graduate studies - (2002-2007)

Key Publications

Herzog L: “The Normative Stakes of Economic Growth. Why Adam Smith does not rely on ‘trickle down’”. Journal of Politics. 2016; 78(1): 50-62.


Gheaus A, Herzog L: „The Goods of Work (other than Money!)“. Journal of Social Philosoph. 2016; 47(1): 70-89.


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.