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Lecturer in Political Economy of Global Development, University of Leeds

Jörg Wiegratz is Lecturer in Political Economy of Global Development. He works on the political economy and moral economy of neoliberalism, with a particular focus on the topics of moral change, economic fraud and anti-fraud measures. He joined the University of Leeds, School of Politics and International Studies, in 2012. Previously, he taught at the Universities of Bath and Sheffield. In the 2000s, Jörg worked in Uganda for some years; for the UN Industrial Development Organization, the Government of Uganda’s Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Industry and the German Agency for Technical Cooperation. He has been a Resource Person at Makerere University and a Visiting Scholar at the Economic Policy Research Centre, Kampala.

Jörg is is a member of the editorial working group of Review of African Political
Economy; here, he coordinates the projects on Capitalism in Africa, and Economic trickery, fraud and crime in Africa. He is the author of Uganda’s Human Resource Challenge: Training, Business Culture and Economic Development (Fountain Publishers, 2009), Neoliberal Moral Economy: Capitalism, Socio-Cultural Change and Fraud in Uganda (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), and co-editor of Neoliberalism and the moral economy of fraud (Routledge, with David Whyte, 2016) and Neoliberal Uganda (Zed Books, forthcoming, with Giuliano Martiniello and Elisa Greco).


  • –present
    Lecturer in Political Economy of Global Development, University of Leeds


  • 2012 
    University of Sheffield, PhD