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Dr. Christoph Kubitza

Research Fellow

Short CV

  • Since 05/2020: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies

  • 2019: Research Fellow at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Berlin/Hamburg

  • 2018 - 2019: Senior Researcher at the Chair of “International Food Economics and Rural Development” at the University of Göttingen

  • 2018 - 2020: Consultant for the “International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center” (CIMMYT), Mexico

  • 2015 - 2018: : PhD student/Junior Researcher at the Collaborative Research Center 990: „Ecological and socioeconomic functions of tropical lowland rainforest transformation systems (Sumatra, Indonesia)“ at the University of Göttingen

  • Education: PhD in Agricultural Economics at University of Goettingen, Title: “Land-use change and rural development in Indonesia: Economic, institutional and demographic aspects of deforestation and oil palm expansion” (summa cum laude); M.A. Development Economics at University of Göttingen ; B.A. International Economics and Development at Bayreuth University

Current Research

  • Economic and social impacts of land-use change and global land acquisitions

  • Smallholder farming systems in developing countries

  • Development and Agricultural Economics

Countries and Regions

  • Indonesia

Research Programme

  • Growth and Development


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