Apl. Prof. Dr. Jann Lay

Dr. Jann Lay is Head of the Research Programme “Growth and Development” at the GIGA German Institute for Global and Area Studies in Hamburg. As adjunct professor, he also teaches development economics at the University of Goettingen. His work is on various facets of economic development in the Global South, in particular in Africa, including on (informal) employment and labour market, the impacts of commercial agricultural expansion, as well as issues related to energy, climate and development. At the University of Goettingen he is engaged in the Collaborative Research Centre 990. He has published articles in various internationally renowned journals and is an experienced policy advisor. He has worked as a consultant for various multilateral organisations and the German Development Cooperation. For example, he is also a member of the “European Expert Network on International Cooperation and Development” of the European Commission, and member of the Steering Committee of the Land Matrix Initiative. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Goettingen and has previously worked at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.