Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development

Professional Positions

Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics (since 2016)
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Germany

Stand-in Professor of Development Economics (Chair Prof. Klasen) (2013-2016)
Faculty of Economic Sciences, Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Germany

Junior Professor of International Agricultural Economics (2009-2015)
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Germany

Postdoctoral researcher (2008 – 2009)
Co-Innovation for Quality in African Food Chains, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands

Postdoctoral researcher (2008)
Agroecosystems Management Program, The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH, USA

Postdoctoral researcher (2007)
Department of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Research associate and Coordinator of M.Sc. program in International Agribusiness (2002-2006)
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Germany



Education

Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences/ Socio-economics of Rural Development (2006)
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Germany

Visiting scholar (8 –12/2005 and 2–4/2006)
Department of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

M.Sc. (Diplom) in Geography
Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Germany (2002)


Awards and Honors

Josef G. Knoll European Science Award 2008 of the Eiselen Foundation
Grantee of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, 2007
T.W. Schultz Best Contributed Paper Award for Young Economists 2006 (3rd place) of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE)
Grantee of the German Academic Exchange Service for research fellowship at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, 2005
Hans H. Ruthenberg Award for Graduates 2002 of the Eiselen Foundation



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