Department of Economics

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.


Behavioral Insights in Peace Building and Development

The Research Centre "Poverty, Equity and Growth in Developing Countries" at Göttingen University will host the workshop "Behavioral Insights in Peace Building and Development" between the 29th and 30th of August in Göttingen. It is organised by Prof. Marcela Ibañez Diaz, Ph.D., Professor for behavioral development economics at the Faculty of Business and Economics.


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

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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.