Rahim Taghizadegan is an economic philosopher and founder of the Independent Institute of Value Management in Vienna. He teaches at the University of Liechtenstein, the Vienna University of Economics, the University of Halle and at SMC University. Taghizadegan is the author of Wirtschaft wirklich verstehen: Einführung in die Österreichische Schule, and co-author of Einführung in die Unternehmerethik, Wirtschaft und Ethik, Der Anti-Steingart and The Regulation Race. He works as a business trainer and publicist, as well as in space science and  economics (research fellow of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation in the United States). He studied physics, economics, and sociology in Vienna and Lausanne, and also the Austrian School of Economics in the United States.