Dr Alexander Krauss

Postdoctoral Research Fellow




Select publications


Articles – in philosophy of science and scientific methodology


Krauss, Alexander. Mathematical methods and their limits in the sciences. In draft.


Krauss, Alexander. The cognitive origin and limits of knowledge and the sciences. Under review. (paper available upon request)


Krauss, Alexander. The limits of randomised experiments (of blindly flipping a coin). Under review. (paper available upon request)


Krauss, Alexander. Understanding scientific thinking, knowledge and the sciences from across disciplinary borders. Under review. (paper available upon request)


Krauss, Alexander. 2018. Why all randomised controlled trials produce biased results. Vol. 50, 4, pp. 312-322, Annals of Medicine.


Articles – in economics, behavioural sciences and economic methodology


Krauss, Alexander. 2016. Understanding child labour beyond the standard economic assumption of monetary poverty. Vol. 41, 2, pp. 545-574, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press.


Krauss, Alexander. 2016. How natural gas tariff increases can influence poverty: Results, measurement constraints and bias. Vol. 60, pp. 244-254; Energy Economics.


Krauss, Alexander. 2015. The scientific limits of understanding the (potential) relationship between complex social phenomena: the case of democracy and inequality. Vol. 23, 1, pp. 97-109; Journal of Economic Methodology.


Krauss, Alexander; Carol Graham. 2013. Subjective wellbeing in Colombia: Some insights on vulnerability, job security, and relative incomes. pp. 233-260, International Journal of Happiness and Development.


Krauss, Alexander. 2013. Understanding child labour beyond poverty: The structure of the economy, social norms, and no returns to rural basic education. Washington: World Bank (this is an earlier version of the paper published in 2016 by Cambridge Journal of Economics).




Krauss, Alexander. 2013. External influences and the educational landscape: Analysis of political, economic, geographic, health and demographic factors in Ghana. New York: Springer Press, pp. 1-143.


Book chapters


Krauss, Alexander. 2014. Fundamentals. in: East Asia Pacific At Work: Employment, Enterprise, and Well-being. Washington: World Bank; World Development Report on Jobs. Chapter 4, pp. 65-94.





Newspaper articles / blog posts


Krauss, Alexander; Thomas Kastning. 2016. Klimawandel: Stoppt das Bevölkerungswachstum.GEO.


Krauss, Alexander; Thomas Kastning. 2016. Climate change, resource depletion and population growth: the elephant in the room. London School of Economics.


Krauss, Alexander; Thomas Kastning. 2016. Kondome für den Klimaschutz. Tagesspiegel.


Krauss, Alexander. 2015. The Scientific Limits of Understanding Complex Social Phenomena. Institute for New Economic Thinking.





Teaching (current)


Applied Development Economics, Interdisciplinarity and Methodology