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Hardy (Gerhard) Hanappi (born December 4, 1951), son of Dipl. Ing. Gerhard Hanappi, is a European political economist. He is ad personam Jean Monnet Chair for Political Economy of European Integration and professor at the Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics of the TU Wien. Previously, he was deputy head of Socioeconomics at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Monetary Economics (LB-Society Vienna). He was Research Fellow at the International Centre of Electronic Commerce (ICEC, Seoul, Korea) and professorial research associate at the SOAS, University of London. In 2010 he founded the Vienna Institute for Political Economy Research (VIPER).
Hanappi has served as scientific development officer in the board of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy EAEPE from 2004-2017. He also was member of the board of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society and of the extended board of the Verein für Socialpolitik. Since 2003 he holds a Jean Monnet Chair granted by the European Commission.
Hardy Hanappi published and edited several books and numerous articles, has been a member of the editorial board of several journals, such as the Journal of Evolutionary Economics (JEE, Germany), the Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review (EIER, Japan), and the Forum for Social Economics (FSE, USA).
His work combines interpretations of Hegelian, Marxian, and Schumpeterean ideas and aims at the construction of (partially game-theoretic) simulations for contemporary issues in global political economy to inform policy making. His work on the European unification process is paralleled by a strong interest in methodological questions. His most recent research interest concerns the development of quantum political economy. He is married to professor Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, has three children and lives in Vienna.