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12: Why Are Countries Different?

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Hauptschule
Seminar / Seminar
english language

Why are some countries poor, while others are wealthy? Why do some countries or regions develop, while others seem to be trapped in poverty? These have been revolving questions in economics and political science over the last centuries. The aim of such questions is to reach a better understanding of inequality between countries. Suitable and thorough answers are the prerequisite for any applied development policy. This seminar illustrates why and how new data and methods have allowed important new insights in recent years.

Speakers

Senior Economist and Deputy Director, Center for International Institutional Comparisons and Migration Research, Ifo Institute, Munich Chair
Assistant Professor, Chair of Development Economics, University of Göttingen Chair

Dr. Christa HAINZ

Senior Economist and Deputy Director, Center for International Institutional Comparisons and Migration Research, Ifo Institute, Munich

1991-1995 Diploma, Economics, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
1996-2001 Ph.D. Programme, Economics, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
1999-2001 Research Assistant, Institute for Comparative Economics, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
2001-2008 Assistant Professor, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
since 2008 Senior Researcher and Deputy Director, Ifo Center International Institutional Comparisons and Migration Research, Ifo Institute, Munich
2014-2015 Guest Professor, Economics & Information, University of Augsburg

Dr. Sebastian VOLLMER

Assistant Professor, Chair of Development Economics, University of Göttingen

2009 Ph.D., Economics (Dr. rer. pol.), University of Göttingen
2009-2012 Research Fellow, University of Hannover
2009-2012 Research Fellow and Instructor, Harvard University, Cambridge MA
since 2012 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
 Consultant for the World Bank, UNDP, UNESCO, UNAIDS, FAO and Asian Development Bank
since 2012 Assistant Professor, Development Economics, University of Göttingen

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