Research programme: Transformation of Economic and Social Systems
Specialization: Economic Geographer
|since 1/2018||German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)|
Head, Research Programme "Transformation of Economic and Social Systems"
|2006-12/2017||German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)|
Head of Department „Sustainable Economic and Social Development”
|German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)|
Head of Department „Latin America”
|1994-1995||Scholarship of German Research Association / Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)|
Research on "World market integration and industrial competi-tiveness exemplified by small Latin American countries"
|1992-1994||Research fellow of Philipps University Marburg|
Research project "Trade liberalization and deregulation in small Third World countries"
|1989-1991||Scholarship of German Academic Exchange Service – Deutsche Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)|
Research on "Possibilities and limits of regional development in peripheral areas of Costa Rica"
|1986-1989||Research fellow of the Latin American Institute of the Free University Berlin|
Research project "Agro-industrial development as key to overcome the crisis in Costa Rica?"
|1991||PhD in Economic Geography|
Thesis on: “Regional Economic Development. Case Studies from Peripheral Regions in Costa Rica”
|1977-1986||University of Hamburg:|
Studies in Economic Geography
Graduation in June 1986