Chair of Development Economics (Prof. Fuchs)

Chair of Development Economics (Prof. Fuchs)

Since September 2019, Prof. Dr. Andreas Fuchs is the new Professor of Development Economics at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. The chair investigates issues of development economics relevant to economic and development policy from a political economic perspective and with quantitative methods. The research focuses on international development, trade and investment policy with a special focus on emerging economies, especially China. In addition, the chair deals with the political economy of natural disasters, conflicts, migration and international organizations. The chair works with statistical-econometric methods and georeferenced data. Further information about the professorship holder can be found at

Current information related to the coronavirus

Due to the current situation (coronavirus), the courses held by this chair in the winter semester 2020/21 may be offered online. Please register for the courses on Stud.IP so that you receive all information in due course. Please also note the information page of the university.

New DFG project at our Chair

The German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding our research project "Empirical Analyses of Emerging Donors in Development Cooperation." The research project is being carried out in cooperation with the Chair of International Economic and Development Policy at Heidelberg University. The project involves funding for 18 months.

Call for applications: Student Research Assistant

The Chairs of Development Economics on behalf of the Master Programme in Development Economics are looking for three student assistants (m/f/d) to support the development of a virtual course on ethics and security in field research. The application deadline is Sunday, 16th August 2020. For further information please see the call for applications (PDF). If you are interested in supporting our project, please upload your application in English and in one pdf document to by Sunday, 16th August 2020.