Dr. Iris Butzlaff was a GlobalFood member from 2012-2016. The information on this site reflects the status at the point of leaving GlobalFood.


Iris Butzlaff


Research Associate

Research interests

Development Economics, Poverty Dynamics, Nutrition, Climate Change

Academic background

MA International Economics, University of Goettingen and Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Specialization in Development Economics

Research about ‘Preschool Education in Chile’ in Santiago, at UN-ECLAC in Chile (2007)

Research about ‘Conditional Cash-Transfer Programs in Brazil’ at Universidade cidade and IMPACTA in São Paulo, Brazil (2004)

NBER-Project on ‘The Economic Consequences of Organizational Law‘ with Prof. Guinnane, Yale University (2007-2010)


B3: Linkages between changing dietary patterns, household income, and poverty
Supervisor: Prof. Stephan Klasen, PhD, Chair of Development Economics


English, Spanish, French (stable), Portuguese (basic)