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.