Katharina Lehmann-Uschner

Research Associate in the

International Economics Department


+49 30 89789 - 670
Research Topics and Working Areas

Katharina Lehmann-Uschner is a development economist in the World Economy Department. Her research focuses on questions at the intersection of climate change and development applying rigorous microeconometric techniques. In particular, she is interested in the consequences of extreme weather events for households in developing countries. In addition, she analyzes adaptation and coping strategies – with a special focus on risk preferences and behavior – to foster households’ resilience. In her second field of research, she investigates the contribution of new technological developments (mobile money in particular) to the welfare of the poor. Katharina Lehmann-Uschner has been involved in the collection of a large household-level panel dataset in Mongolia as well as the implementation of randomized controlled trials in Uganda. In addition, she is closely following new developments in data analysis (machine learning in particular). Katharina Lehmann-Uschner joined the DIW as researcher in 2012 and entered the DIW Graduate Center in 2013. She is currently in the last year of her PhD at the Humboldt-University. She holds a master’s degree in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Dresden. Prior to joining the DIW, Katharina Lehmann-Uschner has worked for the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva, the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Eschborn and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Damascus.



DIW Weekly Report 21/22 / 2020

Mobile Money is Driving Financial Development in Africa

2020| Katharina Lehmann-Uschner, Lukas Menkhoff
DIW Wochenbericht 22 / 2020

Mobile Money trägt zur finanziellen Inklusion bei und kann negative Schocks abpuffern: Interview

2020| Katharina Lehmann-Uschner, Erich Wittenberg
DIW Wochenbericht 22 / 2020

Mobile Money treibt finanzielle Entwicklung Afrikas voran

2020| Katharina Lehmann-Uschner, Lukas Menkhoff
DIW Weekly Report 40 / 2018

Extremely Harsh Winters Threaten the Livelihood of Mongolia’s Herders

2018| Katharina Lehmann-Uschner, Kati Kraehnert
DIW Wochenbericht 40 / 2018

Extreme Wetterereignisse bedrohen die Lebensgrundlage der Viehhalter in der Mongolei

2018| Katharina Lehmann-Uschner, Kati Krähnert
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Food Intake and the Role of Food Self-Provisioning

In: Journal of Development Studies 53 (2017) 8, S. 1303–1322 | Katharina Lehmann-Uschner, Kati Krähnert



Consequences of Extreme Weather Events for Households in Developing Countries: Evidence from Mongolia

Katharina Lehmann-Uschner
Braunschweig, 05.08.2019 - 06.08.2019
| Umweltkrisen als ökonomische, politische und soziale Krisen: Workshop des Leibniz-Forschungsverbundes Krisen einer globalisierten Welt

When Shocks Become Persistent: Household-level Asset Growth in the Aftermath of an Extreme Weather Event

Katharina Lehmann-Uschner
Manchester, Großbritannien, 24.06.2019 - 27.06.2019
| 24th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists: EAERE 2019

Returns to Education among the Self-Employed: Evidence from Rural Western Uganda

Katharina Lehmann-Uschner
Kopenhagen, Dänemark, 17.06.2019 - 18.06.2019
| 18th Nordic Conference in Development Economics

Returns to Education among the Self-Employed: Evidence from Rural Western Uganda

Katharina Lehmann-Uschner
Mannheim, 17.05.2019
| AEL PhD Workshop

When Shocks Become Persistence: Assety Dynamics in the Presence of Extreme Weather Events

Kati Krähnert, Katharina Lehmann-Uschner
Göttingen, 14.05.2018
| Development Economics Seminar: Universität Göttingen

Research Projects