Elías Cisneros receives Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship

We happily announce that Elías Cisneros was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. His project "From human to planetary health: Global land-use impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic" is among five projects from the University of Göttingen that received a grant in the last call of the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships.

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Geo-coded Twitter data

Do you want to generate interesting data for your thesis or research? TTLocVis is a new and easy to use tool that generates and processes geo-coded Twitter data. You can use it to generate innovative data for any topic that is discussed on Twitter. To learn more visit our TTLocVis website. If you are interested, please get in touch with us.

Kant, G., Weisser, C. and Säfken, B. (2020), TTLocVis: A Twitter Topic Location Visualization Package. Journal of Open Source Software, 5 (54), 2507,

We thank the Campus-Institut Data Science (CIDAS) for funding this project.

Geo_coded twitter data

Makroökonomik 2 im kommenden Sommersemester 2021

Die Veranstaltung Makroökonomik 2 wird im kommenden Sommersemester 2021 als hybride Veranstaltung angeboten.

  • Vorlesung und Großübung werden dabei in Form von Videos über StudIP im Lernmodul Ilias bereitgestellt. Sie erreichen Ilias über die StudiP-Veranstaltung "Makroökonomik 2", in der Sie dann über den Reiter "Lernmodule" den Link zur Ilias-Plattform finden können. Auf Ilias wird sowohl ein Einführungsvideo, als auch Vorlesungen und Übungen für Sie bereitgestellt.
  • Die Tutorien in Kleingruppen finden (wenn das Infektionsgeschehen es erlaubt) teils in Präsenz und teils digital statt. Genauere Informationen zum Ablauf und der Einteilung erhalten Sie auf der Ilias-Plattform in der ersten Vorlesungswoche, sowie innerhalb der StudIP Gruppe "Tutorium Makroökonomik 2", in der auch die Tutoratsaufgabenblätter und die BigBlueButton-Räume für die digitale Lehre integriert sind.

    Wichtig: Die StudIP-Veranstaltungen zu Makroökonomik 2 sind bis zum Semesteranfang gesperrt. Ab dem 5.4.2021 sind die Gruppen aber für Sie zugänglich.

    New VoxEU column on "China’s mask diplomacy"

    China’s mask diplomacy: Political and business ties facilitate access to critical medical goods during the coronavirus pandemic

    Andreas Fuchs, Lennart Kaplan, Krisztina Kis-Katos, Sebastian S. Schmidt, Felix Turbanisch, Feicheng Wang

    China assumed an important role during the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 as the main exporter of critical medical goods such as face masks and disinfectants. However, shipments of medical goods have been turned into propaganda campaigns by Chinese state media, raising the question if access to medical goods is granted upon political goodwill. This column uses official monthly trade data from Chinese Customs to investigate the emerging trade patterns, both for commercial exports and donations of medical goods. It shows that both existing trade linkages and political ties to Chinese provinces can help to attract Chinese medical goods.

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    New VoxEU column on "right-wing populism in the tropics"

    Right-wing populism in the tropics: The rise of Jair Bolsonaro

    Laura Barros, Manuel Santos Silva

    Brazil plunged into economic crisis between 2014 and 2018, the year when far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro won the presidential election. This column, part of the Vox debate on populism, argues that Bolsonaro’s surprising victory is partially explained by the way the economic crisis interacted with prevailing gender norms. In regions where men experience larger employment losses, there is an increase in the share of votes for Bolsonaro. In contrast, in regions where women experience larger losses, his vote share is relatively lower. This may be explained by men feeling more compelled to vote for a figure that embodies masculine stereotypes as a way of compensating for a decline in economic and social status.

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    Krisztina Kis-Katos receives Teaching Award for best PhD-course in the RTG 1723 in 2018

    The teaching award was based on student evaluations and was given for her course on "Applied Development Microeconometrics", held in summer 2018 for doctoral students of the Research Training Group on "Globalization and Development" (RTG 1723).

    Oxford Göttingen conversation on Brexit (March 2019)

    Christoph Weisser participated in a debate on Brexit between scholars of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and students from the University of Oxford.

    Further information can be found in an article of the Göttinger Tageblatt [Link]. The discussion is available as a podcast at University of Oxford Podcasts [Link] and iTunes [Link].

    Elías Cisneros receives the Prize for best doctoral thesis at ZEF of the years 2014 to 2017

    The Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, and the "Friends of ZEF" awarded Elías Cisneros with the prize for the best dissertation at ZEF of the years 2014-2017. His dissertation titled "The impact of public policies on deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon" was honored for its detailed "multi-dimensional analysis and the elaboration of policy relevant conclusions."

    Foto: Center for Development research

    Robert Genthner receives the Karl-Brandt-Preis for the best master thesis at the University of Freiburg in 2017

    We are glad to announce that Robert Genthner received the Karl-Brandt-Preis of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg for his master thesis on “The Impact of Foreign Investment Regulation in the Manufacturing Sector - Evidence from the Negative Investment List in Indonesia”.

    Foto: Patrick Seeger