Dr. Malte Ehrich was a GlobalFood member from 2014-2017. The information on this site reflects the status at the point of leaving GlobalFood.

Occupation after leaving GlobalFood

Economist at the Ministry of Finance of the State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern


Dr. Malte Ehrich

Field of Research

Food Standards and International Trade Flows
[Chair of Agricultural Market Analysis, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Brümmer,
GlobalFood Subproject: A3 ]

Research Interests

Trade Empirics and food standards
Determinants of Long-run Growth
Economics of Discrimination


Peer-reviewed publications or book chapters

  • Depenbusch, L., M. Ehrich, U. Pfizenmaier (2018). Craft Beer in Germany. New Entries in a Challenging Beer Market. In C. Garavaglia, J. Swinnen (Eds.). Economic Perspectives on Craft Beer. A Revolution in the Global Beer Industry. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Ehrich, M., A. Mangelsdorf (2018). The Role of Private Standards for Manufactured Food Exports from Developing Countries. World Development 101, 16-27. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.08.004.
  • Ehrich, M., A. Munasib, D. Roy (2018). The Hartz reforms and the German labor force. European Journal of Political Economy. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2018.01.007.

Other publications


  • 09/2016 Aalto University Helsinki, 18th Annual Conference of European Trade Study Group (talk)
  • 09/2015 German Association of Agricultural Economists, Gewisola, 55th Annual Conference Gießen (talk)
  • 09/2015 European Trade Study Group, 17th Annucal Conference Université Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne (talk)
  • 06/2015 European Association of Agricultural Economists, 6th PhD Workshop Roma Tre University (talk)
  • 02/2015 International Economics, 17th PhD Workshop University of Göttingen (talk)


  • 04/2015 & 04/2016 Visiting lecturer for two lectures in International Trade and one STATA block course (Graduate), Prof. Dr. Neil Rankin, Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
  • 04/2015 - 07/2016 TA for seminar "Agricultural markets and policy" (Undergraduate)
  • 04/2015 - 07/2015 TA in "World Agricultural Markets" (Graduate) & TA in Topic-centred seminar "Agricultural Trade Agreements" (Graduate), Prof. Dr. Bernhard Brümmer, Georg-August University Göttingen (Germany)
  • 10/2007 - 03/2014 TA for Preliminary Mathematics, Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics I, Microeconomics II (Undergraduate), Dr. Britta Schnoor, Prof. Dr. Maik Wolters, Prof. Dr. Thomas Straubhaar, Prof. Dr. Schwager, Prof. Dr. Rübel, Universities of Göttingen, Kiel, and Hamburg (Germany)


  • 2014 - 2017: Ph.D. in Economics, RTG 1666: GlobalFood, University of Göttingen, Germany.
    Thesis: Essays on effects of policy interventions in the realm of food standards, trade and the German labour market (download)
  • 08/2013 - 05/2014 Advanced Program in International Economic Policy Research, Institute for the World Economy Kiel, Germany
  • 10/2010 - 08/2013 Master of Arts in International Economics,Georg-August University Göttingen and University of Hamburg, Germany.
    Thesis: Co-movements of International and Domestic Prices An analysis of agreements in the direction of price movements
  • 01/2013 - 05/2013 Student Exchange, A New Passage to India
    Delhi School of Economics, India
  • 01/2009 - 06/2009 Student Exchange,
    German Academic Exchange Association (DAAD), University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • 04/2007 - 03/2010 Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany
    Thesis: The Impact of Trade Political Measures- Example South Africa

Professional Experience

  • 07/2007 - 05/2014 various positions as a student and research assistant at the University of Goettingen and the Institute for World Economy, Kiel
  • 08/2010 - 09/2010 Internship at the Institute for Economic Research
    Cologne, Germany
  • 03/2010 - 05/2010 Internship at the Ministry of Science, Economics, and Traffic Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany