Juan Ocampo

Doctoral Student, Master in Social Sciences Organizational Innovation and Entrepreneurship, MSc Industrial Engineering

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology


  • Digital Financial Inclusion, Complementary and community currencies, Decentralised Finance, Agent-based modelling, Social Innovation


Technology empowers us to act locally, autonomously and in decentralized ways and my research objective is to, in a global context, find ways to govern, communicate and scale the impact of new monetary models. This with a special focus on achieving the 2030 Sustainability Development Goals.

As a Ph.D. fellow for the Agenda 2030 Graduate School (2019-2023), and framed under "Grassroot Innovations and Communicate Currencies" I expect to identify challenges and conflicting elements in the sustainability agenda, contribute with new perspectives, and create solutions for the challenges ahead. My main Supervisor is Ester Barinaga.

In my path to understanding and reflecting on these issues I have found my way through what I call: "Reflexive Modeling". Models are just "limited" abstractions of reality. Part of our job as researchers is to dig in the stories behind our models and learn to engage in a dialogue between both worlds.





I have teaching interests in Organizational Theory, Governance Model Design, Alternative Monetary Systems and Reflexive Modeling

Recent research outputs

Ester Barinaga & Juan Ocampo, 2019, The Case Centre.

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