Daniel Geissel

Doctoral Researcher


  • Short CV

    • Seit 10/2019: Doktorand an der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen und im GIGA Doctoral Programme

    • Seit 04/2019: Research Fellow am GIGA Institut für Afrika-Studien und im Projekt "Large-scale Land Acquisitions, Rural Change and Social Conflict (LARCC)"

    • 09/2017 - 12/2017: Carlo Schmid Fellow bei UNOPS in Kopenhagen, Dänemark

    • 08/2016 - 12/2016: Feldforschungsassistent zu Global Health Themen für den Development Economics Lehrstuhl der Universität Göttingen in Bihar, Indien

    • 05/2016 - 07/2016: Consultant für die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH im Projekt Deutsche BACKUP Initiative Bildung in Afrika in Eschborn, Deutschland

    • 04/2014 - 06/2014: Forschungspraktikum in der Fundação Joaquim Nabuco in Recife, Brasilien

    • Studium: M.A. in Development Economics an der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen; B.Sc. in International Economics an der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

    Current Research

    • Large-scale land investments

    • Rural development

    • Socioeconomic inequalities and institutions

    • Crime and Education

    Countries and Regions

    • Africa

    • Asia


    Dissertation

    • Essays on the Impact of Large-Scale Land Acquisitions on Rural Change and Social Conflict

    GIGA Working Papers | 05/2022

    Large-Scale Land Deals and Social Conflict: Evidence and Policy Implications

    How do large-scale land acquisitions increase the risk of conflict, and what kind of policies can mitigate this effect? The authors address these questions with a policy-oriented synthesis of prior research and develop policy recommendations in highlighting the need for regulatory frameworks, consultation, and transparency.

    Research Project | 01/01/2022 - 31/12/2022

    Land-Based Investments in Global Supply Chains and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups

    The second phase of the research project “Large-Scale Land Acquisitions, Rural Change, and Social Conflict” focuses on the socio-economic impact of large-scale land acquisitions (LSLA) on local populations, particularly in terms of communal land rights and indigenous groups. Furthermore, it investigates the relationship between LSLA and global (agricultural) supply chains. The project aims to synthesise existing research and generate new evidence at the intersection of rural development and sustainable production and consumption.
    BMZ, 2022

    Research Project | 01/03/2019 - 31/12/2021

    Large-Scale Land Acquisitions, Rural Change, and Social Conflict

    By combining theoretical and methodological approaches in political science, economics, and environmental sciences, this project analyzes the effects of large-scale land acquisitions on rural structural change and social conflicts in order to advance academic research, provide international policy advice, and inform the work of local advocacy and development organizations.
    BMZ, 2019-2022

    Speaker | 07/12/2020 - 08/12/2020

    Considering Ethics and Safety in Field Research in the Global South

    Cooperation Event Online event: 07/12/2020 - 08/12/2020 Organisers: Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    Considering Safety and Ethics in Field Research in the Global South

    Daniel Geissel

    Doctoral Researcher

    Speaker | 19/02/2020

    Large-Scale Land Acquisitions, Rural Change, and Social Conflict

    Faculty of Economics and Management, IPB University Bogor: 19/02/2020

    Daniel Geissel

    Doctoral Researcher

    Speaker | 28/11/2019

    Heterogeneous Effects of Land Acquisitions on Conflict in Africa

    Conference 28/11/2019

    Daniel Geissel

    Doctoral Researcher

    Teaching | University of Göttingen | 2020

    Controversies in Development Economics

    University of Göttingen Göttingen Germany

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