Prof. Dr. Sebastian Vollmer

Sebastian Vollmer is Professor of Development Economics and currently serves as Director of the Centre for Modern Indian Studies at the University of Göttingen. His research examines the linkages between poverty and health in low- and middle-income countries. Sebastian Vollmer studied Mathematics and Economics at the University of Göttingen and also received his PhD in Economics from the University of Göttingen. He was Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College and Adjunct Professor of Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP, UNESCO, FAO and several other organizations. He has published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals (including Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, The Lancet and BMJ). He is a principal investigator of the DFG RTG 2654 “Sustainable Food Systems”, the DFG Research Unit 2432 “Social-Ecological Systems in the Indian Rural-Urban Interface”, module coordinator of the BMBF Merian Centre “ICAS:MP – Metamorphoses of the Political” and was principal investigator of the former DFG RTG 1723 “Globalization and Development”. Professor Vollmer has received the KfW Development Bank Prize for Excellence in Applied Development Research and the Science Award of the German Society of Health Economics.


Selected Working Papers

Journal Articles: Development Economics

Journal Articles: Global Health

Other Publications