The next GIGA Seminar in Socio-Economics will take place on 18h October 2012 at 1.30-2.30 p.m. in room 546.
Prof. Dr. Matin Qaim will give a talk about on “How to Feed the World: Challenges for Global Agriculture“.
Matin Qaim is Professor of International Food Economics and Rural Development at the Georg-August-University of Goettingen since 2007. His main research areas include the economics of biotechnology and agricultural research systems, food security and sustainable development, nutrition and health economics, agricultural markets and supply chains as well as farming systems in developing countries (http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/73908.html).
The next GIGA Seminar in Socio-Economics will take place
on Thursday, 14th June 2012
at 1.30 p.m. in room 546.
Prof. Dr. Tilman Brück will give a talk about “The effect of conflict exposure on students’ achievement: evidence from the Second Intifada”.
Tilman Brück is Professor of Development Economics at Humboldt-University of Berlin, Head of the Department of Development and Security at DIW Berlin – German Institute for Economic Research and a member of the faculty of the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences. His research interests include the economics of household behaviour and well-being in conflict and post-conflict economies and the economics of terrorism and insecurity. He has worked on many developing and middle income countries including Angola, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Syria, Tanzania, Uganda and Ukraine. (http://www.tilmanbrueck.de/, http://www.diw.de/cv/en/tbrueck)
The next GIGA Seminar in Socio-Economics will take place on
Thursday, 24th May 2012
at 1.30 p.m.
in room 465.
Dr Kate Meagher will give a talk about “Disempowerment from Below: Informal Enterprise Networks and the Limits of Political Voice in Nigeria”.
Kate Meagher is a researcher at The London School of Economics and Political Science at the Department of International Development. Kate Meagher has engaged in extensive empirical and theoretical research on the informal economy in rural and urban Africa, with a particular focus on Nigeria. Her current research interests include social networks and non-state governance in Africa, the politics of economic informality, enterprise clusters, vigilantism and organised crime, and new religious movements. (http://www2.lse.ac.uk/researchAndExpertise/Expertsfirstname.lastname@example.org)
The next GIGA Seminar in Socio-Economics will take place earlier on
Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 1.30 p.m. in room 546.
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg
Prof. Marcela Ibanez (Ph.D.) will present her working paper on “Sorting Through Affirmative Action: Two Field Experiments in Colombia”.
Marcela Ibanez is the Leader of the Junior Research Group “Development Economics” at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. Her main research interests are in the economics of crime, technological change, attitudes towards risks as well as inequality.
This month’s GIGA Seminar in Socio-Economics will take place on
Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 2.30 p.m. in room 550 (updated).
Prof. Holger Görg (Ph.D.) present his work-in-progress on “Foreign Ownership Structure, Technology Upgrading and Exports: Evidence from Chinese Firms” (see attached Abstract).
Holger Görg is Professor of International Economics at Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. His main research interests are in applied international trade issues, in particular related to foreign direct investment, international outsourcing, trade and labor markets. His research has led to numerous academic papers published in international journals (such as Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of International Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Economic Journal, European Economic Review, etc.).
This month’s GIGA Seminar in Socio-Economics will take place on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 2.30 p.m. in room 546 at the GIGA.
Dr. Johannes Meuer will talk about the topic “Does China’s (Central) Government Matter? The Effectiveness of the Chinese State in orchestrating Outward M&A”. Dr. Meuer is a post-doctoral researcher at the RSM Research Centre on China Business, Erasmus University, and a visiting fellow of the Cranfield School of Management. He finished his doctoral thesis on the “Configurations of Inter-Firm Relations in Management Innovation: A Study in China’s Biopharmaceutical Industry” at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2011.