Dr. Dela-Dem Doe Fiankor was a GlobalFood member from 2017-2020. The information on this site reflects the status at the point of leaving GlobalFood.


Dela-Dem Doe Fiankor

Current Position

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Use, University of Goettingen

Field of Research

Food Standards and International Trade Flows
[Chair of Agricultural Market Analysis, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Brümmer, Global Food Subproject: A3]

Research Interests

Food standards and international trade
Economic Integration Agreements
Gravity Modelling


  • 2016-2020 PhD (summa cum laude) in Agricultural Economics, University of Goettingen, Germany
    Thesis: Trade and welfare effects of standards in agricultural markets
  • 10/2013 - 01/2016 M.Sc. Sustainable International Agriculture (International Agribusiness and Rural Development Economics). University of Goettingen.
    Thesis: The effect of EU-Africa Trade Agreements on trade flows and EU Border Rejections
  • 08/2008 - 05/2012 B.Sc. Agriculture (Agribusiness), University of Ghana.
    Thesis: Marketing margins in the value chain for onions produced in the Ketu South District of Ghana

Professional Experience

  • 2016 - 2020 Doctoral Researcher at Research Training Group “GlobalFood”, University of Goettingen
  • 04/2016 - 09/2016 Research and Teaching Assistant, Chair of Agricultural Market Analysis, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Brümmer, University of Goettingen
  • 10/2014 - 03/2016 Student Research Assistant, RTG GlobalFood, University of Goettingen
  • 10/2012 - 05/2013 Research Assistant, A socio-technical analysis of the livestock revolution: Innovation pathways in poultry production in Sub-Saharan Africa, ISSER (University of Ghana) and IDS (University of Sussex, U.K.)
  • 09/2012 - 09/2013 Teaching and Research Assistant - 2012/2013 academic year, Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, University of Ghana


  • Fiankor, D.D.D., I. Flachsbarth, A. Masood, B. Brümmer (2020). Does GlobalGAP certification promote agrifood exports? European Review of Agricultural Economics 47(1), 247-272.
  • Fiankor, D.D.D., D. Curzi, A. Olper (2020). Trade, price and quality upgrading effects of agrifood standards. European Review of Agricultural Economics, jbaa026, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/erae/jbaa026
  • Fiankor, D.D.D., O.K. Haase, B. Brümmer (2020). The heterogeneous effects of standards on agricultural trade flows. Journal of Agricultural Economics DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1477-9552.12405
  • Fiankor, D-D.D., I. Flachsbarth, A. Masood, B. Brümmer (2020). Does GlobalGAP certification promote agrifood exports?. European Review of Agricultural Economics, 47(1):247-272, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/erae/jbz023
  • Fiankor, D-D.D., I. Martínez-Zarzoso, B. Brümmer (2019). Exports and governance: the role of private voluntary agrifood standards. Agricultural Economics 50(3): 341-352. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/agec.12488
  • Armah, E., Kissi, E.A., and Fiankor, D-D. D. (2019). The impact of the National Food Buffer Stock Company on price transmission in Ghana. African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 14(3): 169–183

Conferences and seminar presentations (oral)

  • Tropentag 2019, University of Kassel, Kassel – Germany
  • 6th African Conference of Agricultural Economists, Abuja – Nigeria
  • Department of Environmental Science and Policy Seminar, University of Milano, Italy
  • 2018
  • 30th International Conference of Agricultural Economist, Vancouver – Canada
  • Department of Environmental Science and Policy Seminar, University of Milano, Italy
  • 20th Göttingen Workshop “Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen”, Germany
  • 2017 19th Annual European Trade Study Group Conference, Florence – Italy
  • 2016 18th Annual European Trade Study Group Conference, Helsinki – Finland
  • 2013 University of Ghana 65th Anniversary, CACS Colloquium, Accra – Ghana


English (native), German (basic)

Complete CV here