Prof. Dr. Renate Hartwig

Research Fellow

  • Kurzer Lebenslauf

    • Seit 08/2019: Juniorprofessorin für Entwicklungsökonomik an der Universität Göttingen und Research Fellow am GIGA Institut für Afrika-Studien

    • 01/2016 - 7/2019: Chargé de Recherche, Universität Namur (B)

    • Studium: PhD in Entwicklungsökonomie, Erasmus Universität Rotterdam (NL); MA in Entwicklungökonomie, Erasmus Universität Rotterdam (NL)

    Aktuelle Forschung

    • Familienökonomie, soziale Normen und Ehe
    • Fertilität und Religion
    • Gesundheit und Religion
    • Politische Vertretung, öffentliche Politik und Gender


    Prof. Dr. Renate Hartwig

    Research Fellow

    T. +49 (0)40 - 428

    Health Economics | 07.2022

    All Eyes on the Price: An Assessment of the Willingness-to-Pay for Eyeglasses in rural Burkina Faso

    Vision impairment is the most common disability worldwide. Yet, eyehealth remains an neglected aspect in many public health systems. In this article we assess the willingness-to-pay for eyeglasses in a resource-poor rural setting and give directions for policy and further research.

    Prof. Dr. Michael Grimm

    GIGA Focus Afrika | 4/2022

    Happy Ever After? The Marriage Market as a Source of Societal Instability

    Junge, unverheiratete Männer gelten als Risikofaktor für die gesellschaftliche Stabilität. Die Autorin dieses GIGA Focus argumentiert, dass der Heiratsmarkt und die Ungleichgewichte zwischen den Geschlechtern auf diesem Markt wichtige Faktoren sind, um das Gewaltpotential junger Männer besser zu verstehen.

    GIGA Focus Afrika | 3/2021

    COVID als Vertrauensfrage für Regierungen in Subsahara-Afrika

    Viele Länder in Subsahara-Afrika scheinen die Corona-Virus-Krise bisher relativ gut überstanden zu haben, doch Impfstoff-Zögerlichkeit und drohende Rezessionen fordern die Länder weiterhin heraus. Die Autorinnen analysieren, wie sich die Pandemie auf das Vertrauen in das Krisenmanagement der Regierungen auswirkt.

    Dr. Lisa Hoffmann

    Research Fellow

    Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies | 12.2020

    Indonesia under the New Normal: Challenges and the Way Ahead

    Prof. Dr. Robert Sparrow

    Dr. Teguh Dartanto

    Forschungsprojekt | 01.10.2021 - 15.04.2022

    Investigating Supply & Demand Side Factors of a Massive Covid-19 Vaccination Drive: Experimental Evidence from Indonesia

    Indonesia is fighting one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in Asia. On January 13, 2021, the country started one of the world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccination drives. The plan is to inoculate 181.5 million people – two third of the population – in 15 months using primarily the CoronaVac from China’s Sinovac Biotech. The vaccination campaign is ambitious and its success hinges on a number of supply and demand side factors which are subject to investigation in this project.
    DFG, 2021-2022

    Forschungsprojekt | 01.04.2021 - 31.03.2025

    INFECTIONS in an Urbanizing World - Humans, Animals, Environments

    The Leibniz Research Alliance INFECTIONS promotes interdisciplinary research across several sections of the Leibniz Association. It focuses on the spread of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) microbes in an urbanizing society. This is a topical issue since a number of endemic infectious diseases are the leading cause of disease and mortality worldwide. In addition, humanity is increasingly challenged by emerging infectious agents that are often zoonotic in nature, such as the coronavirus outbreak.
    Leibniz Association, 2021-2025

    Vortragende:r | 18.11.2020

    Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Informal Entrepreneurs in Uganda

    Workshop 18.11.2020

    Renate Hartwig presented her research based on an informal sector survey in Uganda in a high-level symposium with several Ugandan ministers.

    Vortragende:r | 10.11.2020

    The Effects of COVID-19 on the Informal Sector: How Dangerous is it for Social Cohesion?

    Seminar 10.11.2020

    Moderator:in | 15.10.2020

    Eradicating Poverty: Is COVID-19 Undoing the Progress Made?

    GIGA Talk 15.10.2020

    17 October has been designated by the UN as International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. From 1990 to 2019, the number of extreme poor, those who subsist on less than USD 1.90 per day, fell from 36% of the world population to 8%: a result worth celebrating. But is the COVID-19 pandemic undoing some of this progress? For the first time since the end of the 1990s, the number of extreme poor is rising, potentially very fast. The big questions at this point are: How many people will slip back into poverty because of the current crisis? How can people be protected against falling (back) into poverty? What might the long-lasting effects of the crisis be, and how can these be precluded?

    At this GIGA Talk, renowned international experts will reflect on past and current changes in poverty status around the world. A central aspect will be the question of how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting, and will continue to affect, poverty in different world regions, along with what can and should be done – both locally and internationally – in order to cushion the effects of this crisis.


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