Heiko Schrader is an economist and sociologist. His present position is Reader in Economic Sociology and Social Anthropology at the Sociology of Development Research Centre, University of Bielefeld. He wrote his Ph. D. thesis and a book on traditional and contemporary trading patterns in the Nepal Himalayas and beyond. Furthermore, he edited a book, together with Hans-Dieter Evers, on "The Moral Economy of Trade - Ethnicity and Developing Markets".
This book is the outcome of a five-year research project on the history of finance in India and Indonesia that he completed with his Habilitation at the Faculty of Sociology, University of Bielefeld. Presently the author is concerned with the study of business ethics in Southeast Asia.
Heiko Schrader ist Professor für Makrosoziologie an der Otto-von-Guericke-Universität in Magdeburg. Seine Forschungsschwerpunkte sind Wirtschaft, Transformation, und Entwicklung.