Denise Hörner

Current Position

Doctoral Researcher

Current Field of Research

The Role of Extension and Information in the Adoption of Sustainable Soil Management Practices in Ethiopia
[Chair of Environmental and Resource Economics, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Meike Wollni,
Global Food Subproject: D2 ]

Research Interests

Impact evaluations/Randomized controlled trials
Rural development, sustainable agriculture and food security
Extension approaches
Financial inclusion


  • 10/2012 - 03/2015 MA Development Economics & International Studies, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
    Thesis: "The Impact of Community-Based Microfinance – Evidence from Ecuador"
  • 07/2010 - 12/2010 Exchange semester Universidad Católica del Uruguay, Montevideo
  • 10/2008 - 03/2012 BA Socioeconomics, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
    Thesis: "Determinants of the Willingness-to-Pay for Fair Trade Products"

Professional Experience

  • Since 06/2016 RTG Global Food/Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development,
    Georg-August-University Göttingen, Research associate
  • 04/2015 - 04/2016 Oikocredit Support Association Bavaria e. V., Nuremberg
    Team assistant and Officer for Development Education and Communications
  • 10/2012 - 12/2015 Research Institute for Cooperative Systems, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg,
    Graduate assistant
  • 07/2014 - 10/2014 Research stay in cooperation with Naturaleza y Cultura Internacional,
    Zapotillo (Loja)/Ecuador, research on rural microfinance projects
  • 10/2013 - 06/2014 Chair for International Business and Society Relations, especially Latin America,
    FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Graduate assistant
  • 07/2012 - 10/2012 AFOS Foundation for Entrepreneurial Development Cooperation,
    Butuan City/Philippines, research internship on market integration of small-scale farmers
  • 03/2011 - 04/2011 Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, Nuremberg
    Field of research II: Empirical Social Research, Intern


  • Seminar zur Umwelt- und Ressourcenökonomie (BA)