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Manfred Wiebelt

Curriculum Vitae

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Prof Dr Manfred WIEBELT, Economist 
Kiel Institute for the World Economy 
Research Area: Poverty Reduction, 
Equity, and DevelopmentResidence:
Kiellinie 66Feldstraße 65
D-24105 KielD-24105 Kiel
Federal Republic of GermanyFederal Republic of Germany
Phone: ++49-431-8814 211 
Date and place of birth:June, 7th 1954, Hagenbach (Germany)


Academic Education

1976-1981Studies of Economics at Heidelberg University, Faculty of Economics; Specialization in Development Economics
July 1981Degree: Dipl.-Volkswirt
February 1996Dr.rer.pol. (summa cum laude)


Professional Experience

Since 02/2011
Since 2008
Adjunct Professor, University of Kiel
Lecturer, University of Kiel
2007 to 2011Head of Web Services Center
Since 2006Director PEGNet
Since 12/2005Senior Research Fellow, research area "Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Economic Development" at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Kiel
Since 2003Editorial Board, Revista Latino Americana de Desarrollo Económico
11/1997-11/2005Division  Head "Natural Resources"
Since 4/1989Research Fellow at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Kiel
1986-3/1989Research Fellow at the Research Centre for International Agrarian & Economic Development, Heidelberg
1981-1985Research Fellow at Heidelberg University, South Asia Institute, Dept. of International Economics


Fields of Work

Poverty and Income Distribution in Developing Countries, Resource-based Development, Stabilization and Structural Adjustment, Trade and Agricultural Policy, Computable General Equilibrium Analysis





Mar. 2015

Mar. 2015

Oct. - Nov. 2014

May 2014

Feb. - Sep. 2014

Jan. 2014

Apr. 2013

Nov. 2011 -  Nov. 2012

Mar. - May 2011

Dec. 2010

Aug. - Dec. 2010

June 2010

July 2009
Aug. - Sep. 2008

Combined SAM and CGE training course at Institute of Statistical, Social, and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana (commissioned by IFPRI)
Policy-oriented economic modeling training course (as part of the Human and Institutional Capacity Development Project HICD-R), Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Kigali, Rwanda (commissioned by USAID)
Climate change impacts on indigenous people in Bolivia, Mexico, and Peru (commissioned by IFPRI and IDB)
Establish CGE modeling task force at MoPIC in the Republic of Yemen (commissioned by IFPRI and German Agency for International Cooperation, GIZ)
Climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean (commissioned by IFPRI and Inter-American Development Bank, IDB)
Policy-oriented economic modeling training course (as part of the Harmonized Support for Agricultural Development - HSAD - Project in Iraq), Amman, Jordan (commissioned by IFPRI)
CGE training course at Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC), Sana'a, Republic of Yemen (commissioned by IFPRI)
Modelling sectoral and regional impacts of renewable electricity production in the MENA region (commissioned by Desertec Industry Initiative, Dii)
Impacts of climate change on agriculture and food security in Yemen and options for adaptation (commissioned by IFPRI)
Capacity building stocktaking mission at Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, Sana'a, Republic of Yemen (commissioned by German Agency for Technical Cooperation, GTZ) 
Managing future oil revenues in Uganda for agricultural development (commissioned by IFPRI)
CGE training course at Expert Grup, Chisinau, Moldova (commissioned by Expert 
CGE training course at University of Ghana, Legon (commissioned by IFPRI)
CGE training course at University of Cape Coast (commissioned by IFPRI)

June - Dec. 2004Country case study Bolivia,Operationalizing Pro-Poor Growth (OPPG) project (commissioned by Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau and the World Bank)
Nov. 2000 - Oct. 2002Evaluation of the social impact of structural adjustment programs in Bolivia (commissioned by the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau)
July 2001CGE training course at Universidad Catolica Boliviana (commissioned by Instituto de Investigaciónes Socio-Económicas)
May 1999 - June 1999Evaluation of IMF and World Bank structural adjustment programs (commissioned by Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau)


Research Cooperation

Institute for Advanced Development Studies (INESAD), La Paz, Bolivia; Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), Kampala, Uganda; International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, D.C., USA; Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC), Sana'a, Yemen; Institute of Statistical, Social, Economic Research (ISSER), Accra, Ghana; Instituto de Investigaciónes Socio-Económicas (IISEC) and Unidad de Análisis de Políticas Sociales y Económicas (UDAPE), La Paz, Bolivia; Center for Environmental and Agricultural Policy Research, Extension and Development (CEAPRED), Kathmandu, Nepal; University of Indonesia, Jakarta and Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB), Bandung, Indonesia; Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Direction de la Planification, Ministère du Plan et de l'Aménagement des Territoires, Yaoundé, Cameroon; Centre for Agricultural Policy Studies (CAPS), Agricultural University of Malaysia, University of Malaya, Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Ministry of Agriculture, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore; Southern African Foundation for Economic Research (SAFER) and Ministry of Agriculture, Harare, Zimbabwe


Active Participation in Conferences

Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), International Economic Association, European Congress of Agricultural Economists, Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaues e.V., Inter-Conference Symposium of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, International Conference of Agricultural Economists, European Association of Agricultural Economists Seminar, Verein für Socialpolitik, Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (abcde), Conference on Policy Modeling (EcoMod), Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet)



African Development Review, Agricultural Economics, Contemporary Economic Policy, Development Policy Review, Economic Modelling, Environmental and Resourse Economics, European Journal of Development Research, European Review of Agricultural Economics, International Food Policy Research Institute, Journal of Developing Areas, Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, Latin American Journal of Economic Development, Oxford University Press, Resources Policy, Review of Agricultural and Environmental Studies, Review of Income and Wealth, Review of International Economics, Review of World Economics, Volkswagen Foundation, World Development

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