Dr. Katrin Rudolf


§  05/2016 – 05/2020

PhD in Agricultural Economics, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Doctoral thesis: Policies and Management Practices for Sustainable Oil palm – Evidence from Indonesia,

Thesis committee: Prof. Meike Wollni (1st supervisor), Prof. Bernhard Brümmer (2nd supervisor) and Prof. Matin Qaim (3rd supervisor)

§  10/2013 – 04/2016
Master of Arts in International Economics, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Master thesis: The impact of trade on SO2 emissions. An industry level analysis.

Supervisor: Prof. Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso

§  10/2009 – 03/2013
Bachelor of Arts in French-German Studies, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany, and University of Clermont-Ferrand II, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Bachelor thesis: The French Africa Policy in the Era of Sarkozy: Development aid as tool of the Africa policy as (break with) tradition

Supervisor: Prof. Alexander Straßner


Professional Experience

§  since 05/2016

Research Associate at the Chair of Environmental and Resource Economics (Prof. Wollni), University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Associated Researcher of the CRC 990 “Ecological and Socioeconomics Functions of Tropical Rainforest Transformation Systems”, subproject C08

§  12/2013 – 03/2016

Student assistant at the Chair of Economic Policy and SME research (Prof. Bizer), University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

§  08/2014 – 10/2014
Internship with the KfW Development Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Department of Governance Affairs in West Africa

§  04/2013 – 07/2013
Internship with the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation, Yaoundé, Cameroon

§   05/2011 – 07/2011
Internship with the Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium

Department of Energy, Environmental Industry and Competition Policy


Peer-reviewed articles

Rudolf, K.; Romero, M.; Asnawi, R.; Irawan, B. und Wollni, M. (2020): Effects of information and seedling provision on tree planting and survival in smallholder oil palm plantations. In: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 102361,

Romero, M.; Rudolf, K.; Asnawi, R.; Irawan, B. und Wollni, M. (2019): Promoting biodiversity enrichment in smallholder oil palm monocultures – Experimental evidence from Indonesia. In: Word Development, Vol. 124, 104638,

Research interests

§  Natural Resource Management

§  Rural Development

§  Policy Analysis (Randomized controlled trials, field experiments, quasi-experimental methods)

§  Sustainable Agriculture



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