Faculty of Economic Sciences
Faculty of Economic Sciences

Faculty of Economic Sciences

International Summer School "Global Health and Poverty"

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The International Summer School will welcome up to 20 advanced international students (Masters or PhD level) working in global health or development economics. The summer school will address the central health challenges of the world today, focusing particularly on their many intersections with poverty. Participants will delve into the central question of the complex interplay of a person’s health status and economic prosperity or deprivation in the context of low- and middle-income countries. It will take place from May 28 to June 8, 2018 in Goettingen. Apply now until January 31, 2018!

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Young researchers honoured with prize for outstanding publication

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On December 8, Christian Bommer, Esther Heesemann and Vera Sagalova, research associates of the Chair of Development Economics (Prof. Dr. Sebastian Vollmer), were awarded a prize from the Stiftungsrat (Foundation Council for the entire Foundation University) in the category of outstanding young researcher publication for their paper, "The Global Economic Burden of Diabetes: A Cost-of-Illness Study". The article, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, was written by an international research team including Harvard University and Heidelberg University and for the first time, systematically quantifies the economic cost of diabetes worldwide.

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Research areas

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Research conducted at the Faculty of Economic Sciences in its core subjects – Business and Economics – focuses on research in "Governance and Compliance", "Global Change and Development" as well as "Marketing and Consumer Science". The concept of enlightened and conscientious innovation of economic actors (responsible innovation) forms the overall guiding principle of the three research areas. The academic researchers work on these topics using both diverse econometric and experimental research methods as well as formal analytical modeling approaches.

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