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Staff members with discipline Development & Transition Economics

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

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Development Finance
Economic Growth, Productivity, Innovation, Development
Samira joined the Department of Economic Geography at the RUG in the summer of 2018 as an Assistant Professor. Her primary research focuses on topics at the nexus of Development Economics, Economic Geography, Industrial Organisation and Transport Economics. She is further particularly interested in issues of environmental economics, and international trade. Prior to starting at the RUG, Samira has completed her PhD studies at Imperial College London where she has researched the effects of infrastructure investments on firm dynamics and the distribution of economic activity across and within countries. She also holds a MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a M.A. (Honours) in Economics and Finance from the University of Aberdeen.
dr. S. (Samira) Barzin
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Assistant Professor
drs. A. (Arjen) Boekhold
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Lecturer Social Entrepreneurship & Transitions
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PhD Candidate
Impact evaluation, non-experimental methods, and stock market participation
S.S.H. (Steffen) Eriksen
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Assistant Professor
Economic growth and development, Measurement and Analysis of Productivity and Technological change, International comparisons economic development, Digital transformation and its impact, and structural change
Development accounting, Productivity, Technology
D. (Daan) Freeman
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PhD Student
Microfinance; Impact Evaluations; Field Experiments in Developing Countries
A. (Adriana) Garcia, MA
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PhD student
Finance and Development; Impact Analyses; Experimental Economics; Development Economics; External Finance; Capital market imperfections
Economic development and policy, international political economy, gender inequality

MSc, ReMa and PhD (co-)supervision:
I am interested in supervising applied work in economic development and growth. My interests include development aid, global political economy, economic policy, human capital, globalization, trade, gender and conflict studies, employment and migration. I am happy to advise theses that use macro- or microeconometric methods.
Behavioral Economics; Experimental Economics; Development Economics
dr. A.M. (Annika Maxine) Mueller
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Assistant Professor of Economics
Labor and development economics; the economics of happiness; migration
dr. M.V. (Milena) Nikolova
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Tom research interests are in the areas of: extractive industries (natural resources based conflicts) , conflict and peace building, state and private security relations, international relations and diplomatic studies, and  human security.
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PhD student
Financial development, economic growth, international finance
J. (Joëlle) Soepenberg
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Junior GIS Specialist
International Development Economics, Structural Change, Global Value Chains
dr. G.J. (Gaaitzen) de Vries
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Associate professor
Foreign direct investment, export upgrading, macroeconomics of poverty and inequality, panel data
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Labour Economics, Applied Micro-econometrics, Health Economics
J. (Jiyuan (Jerry)) Wang
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PhD student
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