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    • Decision Making in Fragile Settings 

      Orozco Garcia, Tatiana (2023-10-17)
      This dissertation presents three independent studies investigating decision-making in fragile settings. Researchers and policymakers have recognized fighting conflict and fragility as a key strategy in the fight against ...
    • Climate change mitigation and economic development 

      Greve, Hannes (2022-06-03)
      Anthropogenic climate change, caused by greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, will have negative if not catastrophic consequences for the livelihoods of many across the globe. With the Paris Agreement in 2015, most countries ...
    • Employment and Micro and Small Enterprises 

      Wiegel , Sarah (2020-01-16)
      This cumulative dissertation analyses the performance of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in developing countries and their role in the creation of productive employment and decent work. It consists of four independent ...
    • Large-Scale Land Investments and Land-Use Change 

      Sipangule, Kacana (2018-02-06)
      Smallholder agriculture is the mainstay of rural households in developing countries. In recent years, smallholder agriculture has been affected by the surge in large-scale farms that have acquired land in rural regions of ...
    • The Role of Labor in Sustainable Development 

      Treeck, Katharina van (2017-12-14)
      In 2015, the international community adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to pave the way for a global transformation towards sustainable development – a development path which combines the goals of economic ...
    • Agricultural Transformation and Land-Use Change 

      Hettig, Elisabeth (2017-04-28)
      Human induced land-use change has direct economic and ecological consequences, which are felt the most in the poorest world regions. Therefore, the key question in land-use change research is how to protect and enhance the ...
    • Poverty, Inequality and the Decarbonization of Economic Development 

      Renner, Sebastian (2017-01-13)
      Low and middle income countries are responsible for more than two thirds of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Although climate stabilization is now impossible without effective climate mitigation policies in developing ...
    • Large–scale land acquisitions in sub–Saharan Africa 

      Nolte, Kerstin (2015-03-10)
      This dissertation contributes to the literature by providing evidence on the rising global phenomenon of investments in land through in–depth insights obtained from a cross–country study as well as from three case–studies ...
    • Essays on Food Security and the Nutrition Transition in Developing Countries 

      Rischke, Ramona (2014-12-19)
      The nature of food insecurity has been changing in the world. While research on food insecurity in developing countries used to focus on undernourishment (i.e. lack of calorie consumption) and related outcomes, today, many ...
    • Economic development and de-carbonization paths: Micro and macro perspectives from Indonesia 

      Irfany, Mohammad Iqbal (2014-11-26)
      The three essays of this dissertation associate topics on economic development and climate change. All essays discuss the general topic on how to link rising income level and environmental trade-offs, focusing on CO2 ...
    • Constraints to informal entrepreneurs in developing countries 

      Krüger, Jens (2013-10-23)
      This thesis aims to narrow the research gap on informal enterprises, contributing to both the academic and policy debates. It provides empirical evidence related to two key questions: how much potential do informal firms ...
    • Essays on International Migration and Informal Markets in Developing Countries 

      Böhme, Marcus (2013-09-17)
      This thesis looks at two topics that have been prominent on the development agenda for more than five decades: migration and informal markets. To mitigate the problems of both migration and the informal sector, and harness ...
    • Estimating impact in empirical microeconomics: Two applications for the case of Tajikistan and a simulation study 

      Meier, Kristina (2013-02-07)
      The three chapters of this dissertation all deal with some aspect ofquantitative impact evaluation in a microeconomic context. The first chapter investigates the effects of labor migration from Tajikistan on household ...
    • Risk, Conflict and Challenges in the Context of Emerging Economies 

      Klann, Nils-Hendrik (2012-10-02)
      Motivated by the growing relevance of the so-called Emerging Economies, this doctoral thesis conducts an empirical analysis grounded in three sub-disciplines of empirical economic research. In three essays, this work ...