International Economics Department News

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New Seminar Series for Development Economics takes place at DIW Berlin

The newly founded Development Economics Network Berlin (DENeB) organizes the new Seminar Series for Development Economics in Berlin. The seminar takes place every second Thursday at 5:30 pm at DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Room, 5th floor). The first meeting will take place on 24 October 2013 with Rajshri Jayaraman (ESMT) presenting her current work. All information on the seminar series and the current ...

10.10.2013
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Hans Raupach Best Paper Award for Veronika Bertram-Hümmer and Ghassan Baliki

Veronika Bertram-Hümmer and Ghassan Baliki of the Development and Security Department won the “Hans Raupach Best Paper Award“ of IOS Regensburg with their paper "Measuring Deprivation: A New Index Of Visible Wealth”. The price was awarded within the 5th Joint IOS/APB/EACE Summer Academy on Central and Eastern Europe on the subject of „Subjective Well-being: Determinants, ...

15.07.2013
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Nathan Fiala's study on cash transfers in the media

In development aid, the idea of giving money to the poor with no strings attached received great attention during the last decade. Recently, the media took more and more interest in this topic, which Nathan Fiala from DIW Berlin is also working on. His case study on small Ugandan businesses was mentioned several times in the media. The Economist, for example, published an article called “Pennies ...

28.06.2013
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Project "Economic Transformation, Household Behavior and Well-Being in Central Asia: The Case of Kyrgyzstan"

The pilot field work for the third wave of the "Life in Kyrgyzstan" (LiK) panel survey took place in August 2012 in Tokmok (for urban population) and Chui oblast (Alamydin/Pokrovka: for rural population). In total, 30 households were interviewed with the Russian version of the questionnaires. Bakhrom Mirkasimov led the pilot process in Kyrgyzstan for two weeks. Based on the pilot test results ...

03.09.2012
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Research visit at Aix-Marseille-Université/France

Sindu Workneh Kebede was at Aix-Marseille-Université/France for a research visit from 2 June to 9 July 2012. During her stay, she worked with Prof. Christophe Muller on a collaborative research work entitled“Relationship between multiple shocks and responses: Evidence from Young Lives data in Ethiopia”. In addition, she interacted with other professors and doctoral students from ...

31.08.2012
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“Training and Mobility Network for the Economic Analysis of Conflict” (TAMNEAC) project meeting

TAMNEAC will hold its second Workshop on 9-11 October 2012 hosted by the Institute of Development Studies. The annual workshop will focus on skills development, including communication and project management skills in development and conflict-affected settings. A mid-term review meeting with representatives of the Research Executive Agency will also take place during the workshop.

31.08.2012
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Media coverage

In a dapd-interview, Olaf de Groot, senior research at the Department of Development and Security, warns about a pull-out of aid agencies in Afghanistan.To read the article (only in German) see here.      

25.07.2012
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12th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference at DIW Berlin

From 25-27 June, DIW Berlin hosted the 12th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference that was co-organized by DIW’s Department of Development and Security and the Network of European Peace Scientists (NEPS). Several well-known scholars from the field of economics and political sciences attended this annual interdisciplinary meeting of European peace researchers, which was funded by the ...

28.06.2012
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DFG funding for the 12th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference

The 12th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference, organized by the Department of Development and Security of DIW Berlin and NEPS (The Network of European Peace Scientists), will be funded via the “Internationale Wissenschaftliche Veranstaltungen” funding programme of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation). The conference will take place at DIW Berlin from ...

21.06.2012
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2nd general assembly of the Global Young Academy

Tilman Brück attended the second general assembly of the Global Young Academy, which is the voice of young scientists around the world. Tilman is a co-founder of the GYA and had hosted the first general assembly at DIW in Berlin in early 2011. This year's assembly was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, and was supported by the German-South African year of science. Keynote speakers included Naledi ...

29.05.2012
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Research visit to Mongolia

Kati Schindler, Olaf de Groot and Uuriintuya Batsaikhan will be in West Mongolia from 20 May to 3 June to collect household panel data on Nomad Households for  the research project "Coping with climate shocks in Mongolia: Vulnerability, Assets and Migration", funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

15.05.2012
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Advisory work

Antje Kröger is working as a short-term consultant in survey design and statistics for the World Bank. She is supporting the World Bank to run a household and a firm survey in Hargeisa/Somaliland and will mostly work from Nairobi and Hargeisa. She will return to DIW Berlin this fall.Tilman Brück is among the 25 selected researchers to be part of the "Voice of researchers", ...

15.05.2012
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Tilman Brück joined the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS)

Tilman Brück joined the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) at the end of 2012. The BGSS serves as the platform for international graduate training at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin's Department of Social Sciences. The graduate school's mission is to train and promote doctoral researchers from Germany and abroad/the world for both scientific and professional careers. Tilman Brück ...

21.02.2012
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Tony Muhumuza Will Attend the 15th IZA European Summer School in Labor Economics

Tony Muhumuza will attend the 15th IZA European Summer School in Labor Economics to be held on 23-29 April 2012 in Buch, Lake Ammer, near Munich, Germany. He has been selected as one of the participants, out of a large pool of highly qualified applicants.

21.02.2012
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Advisory Work

The InterAcademy Panel (IAP - the global network of science academies) has appointed Tilman Brück to serve on its Advisory Group for the next IAP policy statement on population. The Advisory Group includes 14 international experts on population and development and is chaired by Professor Charles Godfray of the University of Oxford.Marc Vothknecht is in Jakarta from January to April 2012. He is ...

21.02.2012
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New Project on Security Indicators

Another new project funded by the BMBF is entitled "A System of Economic Indicators to Measure Security and Security Provision in Germany" (WISIND). The project aims to measure the state of insecurity in Germany by creating an indicator that tracks security threats and security provision in the country as well as their effects on the economy over the years. It will run from March 2012 to ...

21.02.2012
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New project "Coping with climate shocks in Mongolia: Vulnerability, Assets and Migration"

The Department of Development and Security started a new research project on how nomads cope with climate shocks in Western Mongolia. The project will run from February 2012 to December 2015 and is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). It is led by Tilman Brück and Kati Schindler. A project website will be launched shortly.

21.02.2012
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TAMNEAC Kick-off Workshop

The consortium of the Training and Mobility Network for the Economic Analysis of Conflict (TAMNEAC) organised its first meeting on 31 October - 3 November 2011 at DIW Berlin. The Kick-Off Workshop brought together core and associated partners of the network as well as TAMNEAC Marie Curie fellows. Participants included academics, policymakers, NGO staff and private sector representatives.The first two ...

30.11.2011
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Workshop “Panel Data and the Life in Kyrgyzstan Survey”

On 15th September 2011, the Kyrgyztsan project team organised a workshop on "Panel Data and the Life in Kyrgyztsan Survey" in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The workshop was hosted by the American University of Central Asia and was funded by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. Fifty representatives of the Kyrgyz government, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, universities, ...

29.09.2011
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Call for proposals - 7th Framework Programme

The call for proposals in Security research and Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities Research in the 7th Framework Programme has been published. The Department of Development and Security is seeking cooperation with potential project partners to form a consortium and to contribute with the research into the economics of poverty, war, reconstruction (in particular in Central Asia and Africa), terrorism, ...

12.08.2011
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