Professor of Applied Mathematics and Methods of Scientific Research

Professor at Karlshochschule since

  • September 1, 2005


  • Chair of the Board of Examination

Main Focus of Teaching

  • Business Mathematics and Statistics
  • Application of Statistical Software


  • Introduction to Management and its Quantitative Methods
  • Introduction to Scientific Research Methods
  • Marketing Research
  • Internship
  • Bachelor Thesis including its Defense

Research fields and interests

  • Decision Theory
  • Relativistic Cosmology

Academic Education and Training

Publications and Working Papers

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journals (a Selection)


Articles in Anthologies

  • Svetlova, E. and van Elst, H. (2014): Decision-theoretic approaches to non-knowledge in economics. In: eprint arXiv:1407.0787 [q-fin.GN].
  • Svetlova, E. und van Elst, H. (2013): How is non-knowledge represented in economic theory? In: Priddat, B. und Kaballak A. (Hrsg.): Ungewissheit als Herausforderung für die ökonomische Theorie: Nichtwissen, Ambivalenz und Entscheidung, Marburg: Metropolis, 41-72.


Contributions to Conference Proceedings



  • Braedel-Kühner, C. and van Elst, H. (2012): Age constructions and age images of leaders within the concept of individualised, age-related leadership. In: Sociologia del lavoro, 125(1), 118-137.


Lecture Notes