Team

Current Organizing Team

Raavi Aggarwal

Institution: Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), Technical University Berlin

Position: Researcher and PhD Candidate

Email: aggarwal@mcc-berlin.net

Webpage: Institute

Areas of expertise: Environmental and Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Structural Econometrics


Raavi is a PhD candidate at the MCC Berlin, where she focuses on the economic impacts of climate change mitigation policies and their role in sustainable development, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa. She works on models of consumer demand and conducts welfare analyses, using structural micro-econometric methods. She is further interested in analysing patterns of structural change, productivity gaps between the formal and informal manufacturing sectors, and green industrial policies in India. Raavi studied economics, with a focus on environment and development, at the Paris School of Economics, University College London and the University of Delhi.


Katharina Fietz

Institution: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA, Hamburg)

Position: Researcher and PhD Candidate

Email: Katharina.fietz@giga-hamburg.de

Webpage: Institute

Areas of expertise: Labor and development economics, social protection systems


Katharina is a Doctoral Student at the GIGA German Institute for Global and Area Studies in Hamburg and the University of Göttingen. In her PhD, she focuses on social protection systems in the context of informal labour markets. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Nova School of Business and Economics. Katharina is interested in development and labour economics.


Jonah Foong

Institution: Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)

Position: Researcher

Email: jonah.foong@wzb.eu

Webpage: Institute

Areas of expertise: Multi-ethnic settings, inter-group relations, quasi-experiments, machine learning


Jonah is a predoctoral research fellow at the WZB's Institutions and Political Inequality unit. His current research interest is in inter-group relations in multi-ethnic settings and how policy interventions - in particular contact based approaches like housing or schooling allocation - can affect perceptions of and behaviour towards out groups. Methodologically he is interested in the use of field/quasi-experiments as well as big data and machine learning approaches.




Sarah Frohnweiler

Institution: RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research (RWI, Berlin office)

Position: Researcher and PhD Candidate

Email: sarah.frohnweiler@rwi-essen.de

Webpage: Institute

Areas of expertise: Development economics, impact evaluation, migration economics, labor economics


Sarah studied Development Economics at the University of Bayreuth and the Georg-August-University of Göttingen. Since August 2020 she is a researcher at RWI Berlin. As a development economist Sarah’s research focuses on the field of migration and labor markets as well as health. She is currently involved in a set of rigorous impact evaluations in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire mandated by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) as part of its Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation. Her recent work further includes an impact evaluation of a newly constructed general hospital in Managua, Nicaragua.


Lukas Mogge

Institution: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Position: Researcher and PhD Candidate

Email: mogge@pik-potsdam.de

Webpage: Institute

Areas of expertise: Climate adaptation, weather shocks, index insurance, humanitarian aid allocation


Lukas is a researcher at PIK's Research Department 2 (Climate Resilience) and since 2020 a doctoral student in Agricultural Economics at the Humboldt-University Berlin. Lukas holds a MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a MSc in Economics from the Free University of Berlin. Since 2020, Lukas is an active member of DENeB. His research interests are the socio-economic consequences of climate change as well as climate adaptation strategies.


Florian Anselm Münch

Institution: Technical University of Berlin

Position: PhD Candidate

Email: f.muench@tu-berlin.de

Webpage: Institute

Areas of expertise: Experimental impact evaluation of government support programs for firms, export promotion, solar energy development, public procurement


Florian's research focus lies at the intersection of industrial and innovation economics, development economics and public economics. Specifically, he is interested in the use of experimental and quasi-experimental statistical methods to estimate the impact of public policy, in particular industrial policy, on sustainable development. Current research projects relate to export promotion and quality upgrading of SMEs in Tunisia, public auctions for solar energy diffusion in India and sustainable public procurement in Costa Rica.


Fabian Scheifele

Institution: Technical University of Berlin

Position: PhD Candidate

Email: fabian.scheifele@tu-berlin.de

Webpage: Institute

Areas of expertise: Impact evaluation of public policies with experimental or quasi-experimental methods, economic complexity analysis, green industrial policy, renewable energy diffusion


Fabian is interested in the impact that green industrial policies may (or may not) have on local value creation in sustainable sectors, such as renewable energy. He focuses on developing and emerging economies. To assess the policy impact, he uses quasi-experimental methods such as synthetic control or difference-in-differences as well as field experiments. Current research project includes a multi-country analysis of local content requirement on renewable energy manufacturing, the impact of public auctions on solar energy technology in India and a field experiment on export promotion policies in Tunisia.


Former active DENeB members

Veronika Bertram

Vanessa Boese

Cara Ebert

Jana Hamdan

Ana Garcia-Hernandez

Antonia Grohmann

Katharina Lehmann-Uschner

Amma Panin

Chantal Pezold

Annekatrin Schoofs

Helke Seitz

Marrit Teirlinck

Gerardo Valderrama Segura