Former PhD Students

Former PhD students:

1, Dr. Stefan Meyer  (2009-2013)

PhD Thesis: Estimation of the Long Run Food Price Equilibrium in Germany, the U.S. and Europe

First appointment: Associate Research Fellow , IFPRI.


2, Dr. Rainer Holst   (2009-2013)

PhD Thesis: Climate Change, Risk and productivity: Analyses of Chinese Agriculture.

First appointment: Consultant, Transfer Pricing, Deloitte.


3, Dr. Xu Tian  (2009-2013)

PhD Thesis: Economic Development, Nutrition Transition and Gender Discrimination in China

First appointment: Associate Professor, Nanjing Agricultural University, China.


4, Dr. Qiran Zhao  (2010-2014) (IAMO, co-supervisor)

PhD Thesis: Essays on education and pension policies in rural China

First appointment: Lecturer, China Agricultural University, China.


5, Dr. De Zhou (2011-2014)

PhD Thesis: Dynamic Food Demand in China and International Nutrition Transition

First appointment: Associate Professor, Nanjing Agricultural University, China.


6, Dr. Christoph Steffen (2014-2017)

PhD Thesis: Essays on transaction costs and food diversity in developing countries

First appointment:


7, Dr. Feifei Sun (2014-2018)

PhD Thesis:  Essays on Economic Returns to Fertilizer, Market Structure of Milk Industry, and Air Pollution and Food Security in China

First appointment: Assistant Professor, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China


 8, Dr. Tahir Mahmood (2014-2018)

PhD Thesis: Essays on Comparing Poverty Measures, Gender Differences in Subjective Well-being, Food Insecurity and Malnutrition in Pakistan

First appointment:  Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan


9. Dr. Farah Wulandari Pangestuty(2014-2018):

PhD Thesis: Essays on Indonesian Undernutrition Vulnerability and Domestic Asymmetric Rice Price Transmission with the World.

First appointment: Lecturer, Brawijaya University, Indonesia.



10, Dieter Koemle (2014 – 2018):

PhD Thesis:The Impact of agri-environmental policy and infrastructure on wildlife and land prices.

First appointment: Postdoc, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany


11, Yuquan Chen (2017 – 2019):

PhD Thesis: Industrial Policy, Market Structure and Market Power in Agribusinesses of China.

First appointment: Assistant Professor, College of Economics and Management, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China


12, Eva Hasiner (2014-2019):

PhD Thesis: Income inequality in emerging countries: agricultural and non- agricultural income sources.

First appointment: young professionals program, World Bank


13, Tran, Duc Tri (2015-2019):

PhD Thesis: Technical efficiency, technical change and return to scale of rice, maize and agricultural production in Vietnam. 

First appointment: Lecturer, Vietnam National University of Agricultural, Faculty of Economics and Rural Development.


14, Hanjie Wang (2018-2020):

PhD Thesis: Sustainable Development: Rural Poverty and Climate Change in Agriculture

First appointment: Research Fellow, Southwest University, China


15, Hengrong Luo (2017-2021):

PhD Thesis: Essays on Holiday Weight Gain, Meat Consumption and Dietary Structure, and Nutritional Outcome of Food Facility in China

First appointment: Yinbin University

16. Yingying Huang (2018-2022)

Yingying Huang (2018-2022): Essays on the Dietary Pattern and Consumer Preference for Sustainable Food.

First appointment: Nanjing University of Finance and Economics

17. Lucie Maruejols (2019-2022): Economic Implications of Changing Household Management of Basic Needs for Poverty alleviation and Sustainability Policy, an Illustration of Food and Energy.