Education

  • 05/2016 – 05/2020
    PhD in Agricultural Economics, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
    Doctoral thesis: Policies and Management Practices for Sustainable Oil palm – Evidence from Indonesia, http://hdl.handle.net/21.11130/00-1735-0000-0005-1425-B
    Thesis committee: Prof. Meike Wollni (1st supervisor), Prof. Bernhard Brümmer (2nd supervisor) and Prof. Matin Qaim (3rd supervisor)
  • 10/2013 – 04/2016
    Master of Arts in International Economics, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
    Master thesis: The impact of trade on SO2 emissions. An industry level analysis.
    Supervisor: Prof. Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso
  • 10/2009 – 03/2013
    Bachelor of Arts in French-German Studies, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany, and University of Clermont-Ferrand II, Clermont-Ferrand, France
    Bachelor thesis: The French Africa Policy in the Era of Sarkozy: Development aid as tool of the Africa policy as (break with) tradition
    Supervisor: Prof. Alexander Straßner
Professional Experience
  • since 05/2016
    Research Associate at the Chair of Environmental and Resource Economics (Prof. Wollni), University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
    Associated Researcher of the CRC 990 “Ecological and Socioeconomics Functions of Tropical Rainforest Transformation Systems”, subproject C08
  • 12/2013 – 03/2016
    Student assistant at the Chair of Economic Policy and SME research (Prof. Bizer), University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
  • 08/2014 – 10/2014
    Internship with the KfW Development Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Department of Governance Affairs in West Africa
  • 04/2013 – 07/2013
    Internship with the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation, Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • 05/2011 – 07/2011
    Internship with the Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium
    Department of Energy, Environmental Industry and Competition Policy
Peer-reviewed articles
  • Rudolf K, Romero M, Asnawi R, Irawan B, Wollni M (2020) Effects of information and seedling provision on tree planting and survival in smallholder oil palm plantations. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 103: 102361 doi.org/10.1016/j.jeem.2020.102361
  • Romero M, Wollni M, Rudolf K, Asnawi R, Irawan B (2019) Promoting biodiversity enrichment in smallholder oil palm monocultures - Experimental evidence from Indonesia. World Development 124: 104638 doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.104638
Research interests
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Rural Development
  • Policy Analysis (Randomized controlled trials, field experiments, quasi-experimental methods)
  • Sustainable Agriculture
Languages German, English, French, Spanish