The idea

This blog is dedicated to offering a platform for people especially from the global south to present themselves, their society, and their economic environment to do business, exchange on how ideas can be realized within an unstable and often lawless environment and how find finance and overcome credit constraints. The topics range from economic analysis over entrepreneurship to financing (including cryptocurrencies and blockchain), to the cultural heritage of the people in developing and emerging countries. But also, from lower socioeconomic backgrounds in the industrialized world.

We provide a platform mainly for journalism, academic blogging, entrepreneurship, as well as local political and cultural leaders focusing on the global south to understand their lives better in a more wholesome approach, besides simple GDP figures, purchasing parity and abstract World Bank and OECD numbers, in terms of living conditions, development, and institutional settings. Here we want to provide a view of the entrepreneurial spirit on people from developing and emerging countries apart from moral judgement borne in well-off western ivory towers and paternalistic catastrophe journalism.

In addition, we also provide data journalism for newspapers and newspapers. With our expertise in economics and developing regions, we provide valuable information and data on development issues of the global south and further data journalism analysis services, mainly in emerging markets.

Simon studied Economics with special focal points on environmental and climate issues and development at the universities of Graz and Göttingen after an apprenticeship and work experience in international logistics. Parallel to that he worked as an economic journalist and travelled the world - where it is exciting, in the Balkans, Lebanon and Egypt. When he is not working in his free time on his journalistic texts, he is working at the Austrian Ministry of Economics. Contact: s.kiwek@cycling-economics.com

Narges attended an international school, studied law and worked in real estate as well as a language teacher. Now the Austrian-Iranian is passionate about combining her love for talking, writing and languages with her multicultural upbringing in this project

How this project was borne?

Why cycling economics?

Why cycling economics? While I discovered Canada, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Eastern Africa, I mostly did this by bicycle. Travelling like that, opened up the world in an authenticity no other means of transport could to that. Neither one could escape from stone throws of bored youngsters in Ethiopia nor tea invitations in Syria. But least of all the countless stories that local people had to tell and how they made their living.

Cycling Economics