Juniorprofessur für Entwicklungsökonomik
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J-Prof. Dr. Sebastian Vollmer

Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3
Raum 2.147
37073 Göttingen
Germany

Office hours:
Tuesday 4-5pm

Tel. +49 (0)551 / 39-8170
Fax +49 (0)551 / 39-20417
svollmer@uni-goettingen.de

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    Lehre Wintersemester 2016/17



    Selected Media Coverage

    Development Economics Conference - Göttinger Schule

    On June 23rd and 24th, more than 150 development economists from all over the world gathered in Göttingen to celebrate the 50th birthday of Stephan Klasen.Klasen and Sen2 The celebration took place in Pauliner Church in form of a two-day conference covering a broad range of topics in development economics such as gender, education and agriculture. All of Klasen's former and current PhD students, and many collaborators and friends were invited to participate.
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    Monks, Gents and Industrialists

    We examine the long-run economic impact of the Dissolution of the English monasteries in 1535, which is plausibly linked to the commercialization of agriculture and the location of the Industrial Revolution. Monks_small Using monastic income at the parish level as our explanatory variable, we show that parishes which the Dissolution impacted more had more textile mills and employed a greater share of population outside agriculture, had more gentry and agricultural patent holders, and were more likely to be enclosed. Our results extend Tawney's famous "rise of the gentry" thesis by linking social change to the Industrial Revolution.
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    Jun.-Prof. Dr. Sebastian Vollmer: 2015 KfW Development Bank Prize for Scientific Excellence

    Jun.-Prof. Dr. Sebastian Vollmer, Chair of Development Economics ('Juniorprofessur'), has received the 2015 KfW Development Bank Prize for Scientific Excellence. Vollmer The prize was jointly awarded to Sebastian Vollmer and Dr. Kenneth Harttgen (ETH Zürich) for the paper "Association between economic growth and early childhood undernutrition: evidence from 121 Demographic and Health Surveys from 36 low-income and middle-income countries" published in The Lancet Global Health. The authors investigate the relationship between economic growth and childhood undernutrition. While it is a common belief that undernutrition diminishes in the course of economic growth, the authors find that economic growth does not automatically entail reductions in childhood undernutrition.
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