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Mirjam Büdenbender

PhD Candidate, KU Leuven

Mirjam Büdenbender is a doctoral candidate at KU Leuven. Her research is part of the ERC funded project on the ‘Real Estate/Financial Complex’, which investigates the linkages between real estate markets and financial practices in contemporary capitalist societies. Mirjam studies the case of Russia and Poland. In so doing, she explicitly addresses the relationship between real estate and modern financial practices as well as their differential construction in post-socialist societies.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Katholiek Universiteit of Leuven


  • 2015
    Round the Houses: Homeownership and Failures of Asset-Based Welfare in the United Kingdom, New Political Economy
  • 2014
    Combining Auctions and Performance- Based Payments in a Forest Enrichment Field Trial in Western Kenya, Conservation Biology
  • 2013
    Equity and REDD plus in the Media: a Comparative Analysis of Policy Discourses, Ecology and Society