Nina Grassnick

Current Position
Doctoral Researcher

Current Field of Research
Food Standards and International Trade Flows
[Chair of Agricultural Market Analysis, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Brümmer, Global Food Subproject: A3]

  • Grassnick, N.; Brümmer, B.: Rainforest Alliance certification and its global trade effects in the cocoa sector (work in progress)
  • Flachsbarth, I.; Grassnick, N.; Masood, A.; Brümmer, B.: The Uneven Spread of Private Food Quality Standards over Time and Space (work in progress)

Research Interests

  • Development Economics
  • International agricultural trade flows
  • Food Security


  • 10/2013-10/2016 Master of Arts in International Economics (Development Economics) at University of Goettingen and Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico) / Thesis: "Agricultural Trade Effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement: A Mexican Perspective"
  • 10/2010-09/2013 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics (Economics) at Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main and Wroclaw University of Economics (Poland) / Thesis: "Institutions and geography as potential explanations for economic growth: Botswana as a case study"


  • 03/2018: 20th Workshop “International Economics“ (talk), University of Goettingen
  • 09/2017: 19th Annual Conference of European Trade Study Group (talk), European University Institute and University of Florence (Italy)


Complete CV here