Department of Economics

Andreas Fuchs is new Professor of Development Economics

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The Chair of Development Economics, headed by Prof. Fuchs, investigates issues relevant to development policy from a political-economic perspective. The research focuses on international trade, investment and development policy with a special focus on China and other emerging economies (BRICS). In addition, the professorship deals with the political economy of natural disasters, conflicts, migration and international organizations. The professorship works with statistical-econometric methods and georeferenced data.


New Assistant Professor for Development Economics

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New assistant professor for development economics is Dr. Renate Hartwig. She will strengthen the Department of Economics of the Faculty of Business and Economics as of August 1, 2019. The junior professorship ("Juniorprofessur") was established together with the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies (Leibniz Institute for Global and Regional Studies) in Hamburg. Prof. Hartwig's research focuses on the health sector. It deals with questions of financial security and access to health care and health products.


In the Global South less than one-third of high blood pressure patients treated

Healthcare in low- and middle-income countries is poorly prepared for the increasing number of high blood pressure (ie hypertension) disorders. More than two-thirds of all people affected go without treatment. Researchers led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Faculty of Business and Economics (Prof. Dr. Sebastian Vollmer, Chair of Development Economics/ Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS)) and the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg have discovered this. The study appeared in The Lancet.