Krisztina Kis-Katos joined the University of Göttingen as professor for International Economic Policy in 2016.
She studied Economics in Szeged and Konstanz, attended the Swiss Doctoral Program at the Study Center Gerzensee, and received her doctoral degree in Economics in 2010 at the University of Freiburg in Germany.
Her research interests lie in the fields of applied development economics and political economy. Her recent research projects focus on the effects of globalization and more generally of macro-economic processes or related public policies on a range of social and economic outcomes, including labor market and firm outcomes, land use change and deforestation, or conflict.
Current memberships and affiliations
IZA research fellow; RWI research fellow
Editorial board member of the European Journal of Political Economy
Member of the Development economics group of Verein für Socialpolitik;
Member of the Scientific Advisory Council of IfW, The Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of RWI Essen
Current research projects
DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre 990: "Ecological and Socioeconomic Functions of Tropical Lowland Rainforest Transformation Systems (Sumatra, Indonesia)" (U. of Göttingen), 2018-2023, PI
DFG-funded Research Training Group 1723: "Globalization and Development" (U. of Göttingen and Hanover), 2018-2021, PI since 2018, speaker since 2020
Leibniz Association, Leibniz-Kooperative Exzellenz, Project: “China in Africa: Exploring the Economic and Social Consequences” (IfW Kiel and U. of Göttingen), 2021-2024, PI
EU Horizon 2020, Marie-Currie Project: "PlanetHealth: From human to planetary health: Global land-use impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic" (U. of Göttingen and U. of Texas, Austin), 2021-2024, Supervisor
DFG-funded long-term panel project "Thailand-Vietnam Socioeconomic Panel (TVSEP)" (U. of Hanover and U. of Göttingen), 2020-2021, PI
Current working papers
Feicheng Wang, Krisztina Kis-Katos and Minghai Zhou (2020): Trade liberalization and the gender employment gap in China, cege Discussion Paper No. 399, Center of European, Governance and Development Research, University of Göttingen, http://wwwuser.gwdg.de/~cege/Diskussionspapiere/DP399.pdf.
Andreas Fuchs, Lennart Kaplan, Krisztina Kis-Katos, Sebastian S. Schmidt, Felix Turbanisch and Feicheng Wang (2020): Mask wars: China’s exports of medical goods in times of COVID-19, cege Discussion Paper No. 398, Center of European, Governance and Development Research, University of Göttingen, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3661798.
Kerstin Unfried and Krisztina Kis-Katos (2020): The heterogeneous effects of conflict on education: A spatial analysis in Sub-Saharan Africa, IZA Discussion Paper No. 13069, IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Bonn, https://ssrn.com/abstract=3562859.
Robert Genthner and Krisztina Kis-Katos (2019): Foreign investment regulation and firm productivity: Granular evidence from Indonesia, cege Discussion Paper No. 345, Center of European, Governance and Development Research, University of Göttingen, http://hdl.handle.net/10419/197290.
Articles in refereed journals
Elías Cisneros, Krisztina Kis-Katos and Nuryartono, Nunung (2021): Palm oil and the politics of deforestation in Indonesia, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeem.2021.102453, Earlier version at SSRN.
Felix Stips and Krisztina Kis-Katos (2020): The impact of co-national networks on asylum seekers' employment: Quasi-experimental evidence from Germany, PLOS One, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0236996.
Patrick Meyfroidt, Jan Boerner, Rachael Garrett, Toby Gardner, Javier Godar, Krisztina Kis-Katos, Britaldo Soares-Filho, Sven Wunder (2020): Focus on leakage and spillovers: informing land-use governance in a tele-coupled world, Environmental Research Letters, http://iopscience.iop.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab7397
Krisztina Kis-Katos, Janneke Pieters and Robert Sparrow (2018): Globalization and social change: Gender-specific effects of trade liberalization in Indonesia, IMF Economic Review, 66(4): 763-793, https://doi.org/10.1057/s41308-018-0065-5.
Krisztina Kis-Katos and Bambang S. Sjahrir (2017): The impact of fiscal and political decentralization on local public investment in Indonesia, Journal of Comparative Economics, 45(2): 344-365, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jce.2017.03.003.
Krisztina Kis-Katos and Robert Sparrow (2015): Poverty, labour markets and trade liberalization in Indonesia, Journal of Development Economics, 117: 94-106, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2015.07.005.
Jan Börner, Krisztina Kis-Katos, Jorge Hargrave and Konstantin König (2015): Post-Crackdown Effectiveness of Field-Based Forest Law Enforcement in the Brazilian Amazon, PLoS ONE, 10(4): e0121544,
Krisztina Kis-Katos, Helge Liebert and Günther G. Schulze (2014): On the Heterogeneity of Terror, European Economic Review, 68: 116-136. Stata Code for encoding terror groups
Bambang Suharnoko Sjahrir, Krisztina Kis-Katos and Günther G. Schulze (2014): Administrative Overspending in Indonesian Districts: The Role of Local Politics, World Development, 59: 166-183, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.01.008.
Bambang Suharnoko Sjahrir, Krisztina Kis-Katos and Günther G. Schulze (2013): Political Budget Cycles in Indonesia at the District Level, Economics Letters, 120 (2): 342-345, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2013.05.007.
Jorge Hargrave and Krisztina Kis-Katos (2013): Economic Causes of Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: A Panel Data Analysis for the 2000s, Environmental and Resource Economics, 54 (4): 471-494.
Krisztina Kis-Katos (2012): Gender Differences in Work-Schooling Decisions in Rural North India, Review of Economics of the Household, 10 (4): 491-519.
Krisztina Kis-Katos, Helge Liebert and Günther G. Schulze (2011): On the Origin of Domestic and International Terrorism, European Journal of Political Economy, 27 (Suppl.1): 17-36.
Krisztina Kis-Katos and Günther G. Schulze: (2011): Child Labour in Indonesian Small Industries, Journal of Development Studies, 47 (12): 1887-1908.
Krisztina Kis-Katos and Robert Sparrow (2011): Child Labor and Trade Liberalization in Indonesia, Journal of Human Resources, 46 (4): 722-749, https://doi.org/10.3368/jhr.46.4.722.
Mathias Czaika and Krisztina Kis-Katos (2009): Civil Conflict and Displacement - Village-level determinants of forced migration in Aceh, Journal of Peace Research, 46 (3): 399-418.
Krisztina Kis-Katos (2007): Does Globalization Reduce Child Labor?, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 19 (1): 71-92.
Articles in semirefereed journals and in collected volumes
Krisztina Kis-Katos, Janneke Pieters and Robert Sparrow (2018): Gender, labour markets and trade liberalization in Indonesia, in Arianto A. Patunru, A., M. Pangestu, and M.Ch. Basri (eds.) Indonesia in the New World: Globalisation, Nationalism and Sovereignty, Singapore: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, pp. 157-179.
Krisztina Kis-Katos and Günther G. Schulze (2014): Context-specificity of economic research: The example of corruption research in Southeast Asia, in Huotari, M., J. Rüland and J. Schlehe (eds.) Methodology and Research Practice in Southeast Asian Studies, London: Palgrave, August 2014, pp. 187-210.
Krisztina Kis-Katos and Günther G. Schulze (2013): Corruption in Southeast Asia: A survey of recent research, Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, 27 (1): 79-109.
Krisztina Kis-Katos and Günther G. Schulze (2005): Regulation of Child Labor, Economic Affairs, 25 (3): 24-30. Reprinted in: Globalization and Free Trade ed. by Phillip Booth and Richard Wellings, Cheltenham/UK: Edward Elgar, chapter 23, 2009.
Krisztina Kis-Katos and Günther G. Schulze (2002): Labor Standards and International Trade, World Economics, 3 (4): 101-129.