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Dr. Linda Kleemann
Phone +49 172 9262424
Current research topics

Impact Assessment
Behavioural experiments
Sustainability and rural development in Africa
Agricultural Value Chains
Sustainable fishery management in West Africa
(social) entrepreneurship education


Social entrepreneurship and social business
Environment and international trade
Adoption and dissemination of agricultural technologies
Large-scale agricultural land acquisitions
Impacts of Private voluntary standards and certifications (e.g. organic, Fairtrade)
Regional focus: Africa, India

Short biography

Since 01/2009Researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Since 02/2009Managing Director of the Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet)
04/2011-11/2011Visiting Researcher International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Education and Training
02/2009-01/2013Research fellow at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and
PhD student at the University of Kiel (supervisor: Awudu Abdulai)
05/2008-01/2009Research Assistant at the University of Kiel, Department of Food and Consumption Studies
09/2003-04/2008University of Kiel and Zaragoza, diploma in Economics
Pro bono
Since 08/2012Member of the board, KAITE Zimbabwe e.V.
Since 06/2011Chairman of the board W3 - Werkstatt für internationale Kultur und Politik e.V.
Since 09/2010Young Researcher Spokesperson Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Since 04/2009Consultant at Heldenrat - Beratung für soziale Bewegungen e.V.
Scholarships and Awards
11/2012Ideas competition Schleswig-Holstein, special prize "work and life"
01/2010-03/2010Research Scholarship by the Foreign Academic Exchange Service
12/2008Erich Schneider-Award 2008 by the University of Kiel
10/2008Gregor Louisoder Umweltstiftung Award for the diploma thesis on „A Panel Data Approach towards the Link between Sustainable Development and Trade“
02/2008Winner in the Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC), University of Washington (Seattle), Delegate for KAITE - Social Investment in Zimbabwe
03/2005-04/2008Scholarship awarded by the Foundation Friedrich Ebert

Selected publications