Development Studies, with particular focus on Latin America

Dr. Jens Krüger

In October 2013 I was awarded a PhD (magna cum laude) in economics. My thesis was entitled "Constraints to informal entrepreneurs in developing countries: An empirical analysis" and was completed at the chair of J.- Prof. Lay. As an external PhD candidate I was able to work full-time during my studies, from 2009 to 2011 as Chief of Staff for North Africa at Salzgitter Mannesmann International GmbH in Düsseldorf and from 2011 to 2013 as a full-time research associate at the Asian Development Bank in Manila. I also have a master's equivalent (Dipl. Volkswirt) in economics with a focus on development economics from Göttingen University and completed the Advanced Studies Program in International Economic Policy Research at Kiel Institute for the World Economy, in 2009. In April 2013 I joined the Transfer Pricing team of KPMG, Germany and am currently based in Düsseldorf.



Krueger, Jens (2013). "The Role of International Trade in Employment Growth in Micro- and Small Enterprises: Evidence from Developing Asia", Working Papers on Regional Economic Integration 115, Asian Development Bank.

Ganeshan Wignaraja, Jens Krueger and Anna Mae Tuazon (2013): "Production networks, profits, and innovative activity: evidence from Malaysia and Thailand", Asian Development Bank Institute Working Paper No. 406.

Alisa diCaprio and Jens Krueger (2012). "Can Aid for Trade enhance human capacity shortfalls in Asia's LDCs and SIDS?", Office of Regional Economic Integration Policy Brief No.2, Asian Development Bank.

Michael Grimm, Jens Krueger and Jann Lay (2011). "Barriers to Entry and Returns to Capital in Informal Activities: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa", Review of Income and Wealth, Series 57, Special Issue, May 2011.