Research assistant | Section "Economy and Politics“
| GTZ-funded project „Support to the EAC Integration Process”
Phone: + 49 - (0)341 - 97 37 031
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Research assistant in the third party funded project ‘Support to the EAC integration process’, financed by the German Society for Technical Cooperation (gtz), field office Arusha.
PHD student in development economics at the Institute of African Studies, University of Leipzig. Working title: ‘Regional Integration and Development: A New Economic Geography Approach with Application to Eastern Africa’, advisor: Prof. Dr. Helmut Asche.
Consultant for the Rwandan Government, the International Conference of the Great Lakes (ICGLR) and the GTZ in the areas of regional integration und economic policy / economic statistics.
Graduate studies (African studies, political science and journalism) at the Universities of Leipzig and Basel.
Field research in Kakamega / Eastern Kenya on ‘Private Sector Development and Poverty Reduction’.
Regional integration (PTA, FTA, customs union, common market, political union) and its potentials and risks for growth and poverty reduction.
Private Sector Development / (new) industrial policy (Enabling environment, microfinance, BDS, cluster, global value chains, linkages, EPZ, incubators, technology parks).
2009: Myth and Reality of African Regional Integration. In: Recht in Afrika, pp. 169-186 2009 (with H. Asche).
2009: Beyond stepping stones and stumbling blocs: transcending the ‘regionalism vs. multilateralism’ debate. Paper presented at the 3rd Aegis European Conference on African Studies ‘Respacing Africa’, Leipzig.
2008: Overview and update: the six EPA negotiation groups. In: H. Asche and U. Engel (eds.), Negotiating Regions: The Economic Partnerships Agreements between the European Union and the African RECs. Leipzig: Universitätsverlag.
2008: The inclusion of the “Singapore issues” in the EPAs: A resurgence of ancient Roman negotiation tactics in contemporary EC-ACP relations? In: H. Asche and U. Engel (eds.), Negotiating Regions: The Economic Partnerships Agreements between the European Union and the African RECs. Leipzig: Universitätsverlag.
2007: Private Sector Development and Poverty Reduction. A Case Study of Kenya with Emphasis on Kakamega. MA thesis, mimeo.