Homecoming 2024

After the great success of the first Homecoming, the second Homecoming will be hosted on September 27 and 28. This event brings together former and current academics, practitioners, and students from the Göttingen School of Development Economics to foster our community, exchange experiences and insights, and return once more to lovely Göttingen.

We are looking forward to two days full of interesting discussion panels, presentations, and social activities. Moreover, we host a Career Market which will offer the opportunity to gain insights into practical work in the field of development.

We are excited to announce Professor Francisco H. G. Ferreira (LSE) as our keynote speaker who will hold the Stephan Klasen Lecture. Moreover, together with Sarah (Langlotz) and Lennart (Kaplan), we will host the Digital Development Dialogue (3D) on Friday afternoon. Our 3D-guests will be Axel Dreher (Heidelberg University) and Jochen Kluve (KfW). They will talk about Development Effectiveness in Times of Shifting Geopolitics.

Registration is open from May 3 to June 15.

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Teaching on Latin America

Seminars, supervision of bachelor and master theses and dissertations.

Network activities


  • Organization of one conference per year (2019 in Bournemouth, Great Britain; 2020 Corona-related cancelled; 2021 in Alicante & Castellón, Spain).

  • Arnoldshain Seminars

    • Arnoldshain X: Development, equity and policy in Latin America in the aftermath of the global economic and financial crisis; June 29 - July 2, 2011; Göttingen and Merseburg.
    • Arnoldshain XI: Migration, Development, and Demographic Change – Problems, Consequences, Solutions; 25 - 28 July, 2013; Antwerp.
    • Arnoldshain XII: Globalization, development and human capital. The role of networking and information.; 23 - 26 September, 2014: Valencia and Villarreal.
    • 20 Years of Arnoldshain: 20 Years of Challenges for Integration, Globalization, and Development; 14 - 18 September, 2015; Frankfurt and Arnoldshain.
    • Arnoldshain XIV: Institutions, Trade, and Economic Policy; 3 - 6 October, 2016; Córdoba and La Cumbre.

    Cooperation with Spain and Latin America

    Discussion papers

    (4-8 per year).

    Implementation of the admission procedure for the M.Sc. Development Economics

    Applications per year: approx. 900; admissions per year: 30.

    Coordination of the M.Sc. Development Economics

    Application and admission procedures, introductory and feedback events, support for M.Sc. Development Economics students, inquiries from prospective students.