Prof. Dr. Aaron Sahr


Since August 2019 Visiting Professor at Leuphana University Lüneburg (until September 2021)

Since May 2019 Head of the Research Group Monetary Sovereignty

Completion of doctoral degree in economics and social sciences, University of Kassel, January 2016

Since October 2014: Researcher at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research

Member of the Doctoral Research Group on Social Exclusion and Political Democracy in Europe at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research as a doctoral candidate from April 2010 until September 2014

Studied philosophy, sociology, and political science at the University of Kassel and Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf



Selected Publications


(No) interest in money. About the political fiction of monetary neutrality. In: Sven Kalden (Hg.): LBBMADXXL. Hamburg: Textem Verlag, 2023; S. 9-10 (dt. Fassung im gleichen Bd. u.d.T.: (Un)schuldiges Geld. Über die politische Fiktion monetärer Neutralität; S. 7-8)

Claims to sovereignty. MMT as a challenge to money's technical imaginary. In: Benjamin Braun, Kai Koddenbrock (Hg.): Capital claims: power and global finance. Abingdon (u.a.): Routledge, 2023; S. 88-103

zus. mit Carolin Müller: Contested privatisation: on the state of monetary sovereignty in the euro zone. In: Christopher Smith (Hg.): Sovereignty. A global perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022; S. 210-234