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Head of Research Area
Phone +49 431 8814 215
Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Current research topics
  • Large-scale Land Acquisitions in Sub-Saharan Africa 
  • Aid Allocation and Aid Effectiveness
  • Analyzing Pro-Poor Growth
  • Rural Development
  • Coordinator of Work package "Aid and Poverty" EU project NOPOOR (7th Framework Program)


Short biography


1984–1990Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel
June 1990Master in Economics
May 1996PhD in Economics
since July 1990Research Fellow at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy
since April 2009Head of Research Area 'Poverty Reduction, Equity and Development'
since 2007Part-time lecturer, Kiel University
since July 2006Managing Editor of the E-Journal 'Economics'

 since March 2010                       Adjunct Professor, Kiel University 

Selected projects
Selected publications