Professur für Entwicklungsökonomie / Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS)
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Prof. Dr. Sebastian Vollmer

Centre for Modern Indian Studies
Waldweg 26, Altbau
Raum 1.117
37073 Göttingen

Department of Economics
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3
Raum 2.147
37073 Göttingen

Tel. +49 (0)551 / 39-8170
Fax +49 (0)551 / 39-20417

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  • Sprechstundentermine:

    9. Mai bis 4. Juli
    jeweils Dienstag, 14-15 Uhr (Waldweg)
    (Due to construction at Waldweg please enter through the ASC building.)




    Lehre Sommersemester 2017


    Selected Media Coverage

    Implementation of cognitive stimulation and iron fortification for newborns in India

    The early childhood development project aims to identify cost-effective solutions to foster cognitive, Gram Varta 2 socio-emotional, and motor and language development for children less than 2 years of age in a low-income setting. The project focuses on two major challenges of early childhood development, specifically lack of cognitive stimulation and malnutrition. To evaluate cognitive stimulation, caregivers of young children were given a four-session book sharing training that was developed by the Mikhulu Trust ( To address malnutrition, we distributed iron ingots called the Lucky Iron Leaf™ that can be used as a cooking utensil to iron fortify prepared food. The Lucky Iron Leaf™ is the Indian adaptation of the Lucky Iron Fish™, (, which was developed by researchers at the University of Guelph, Canada.
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    Gram Varta study completed

    During November and December 2016, the endline data collection of the Gram Varta randomized trial was conducted. Gram Varta Gram Varta completed provides information on maternal and child health, which is conveyed in 20 sessions through existing self-help groups in Bihar, India. We aimed to revisit all 6,000 households from our baseline, including 2,000 households of pregnant women. The households are geographically spread over 182 villages in six blocks of the district Madhepura, Bihar.
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    Significant economic burden from diabetes: International team of scientists calculate costs of $ 1.3 trillion

    (pug) With more than 420 million affected individuals, as highlighted by the WHO Global report on diabetes issued for the 2016 World Diabetes Diabetes Day, diabetes is among the leading metabolic diseases and a growing burden for health systems across the globe. In cooperation with an international team of scientists, economists Christian Bommer, Esther Heesemann, Vera Sagalova und Prof. Sebastian Vollmer from the University of Göttingen have now calculated that in 2015 the world-wide economic burden of diabetes reached $ 1.3 trillion or 1.8 percent of global GDP. The study was published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
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