Dr. Malte Lierl

Research Fellow | Research Team Spokesperson


  • Short CV

    • Since 11/2017: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of African Affairs

    • 2015 - 2017: Yale University, Postdoctoral Associate am MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Academic Associate Director der Yale Africa Initiative, Lecturer in Political Science

    • 2009 - 2015: Yale University, PhD in Political Science

    • 2007 - 2009: Weltbank, Africa Impact Evaluation Initiative (AFTRL)

    • Education: Ph.D. Political Science, Yale University; M.A. Statistics, Yale University; M.Phil. Political Science, Yale University; M.A. Economics, Syracuse University; M.A.I.R., Syracuse University (Maxwell School); B.A. International Relations, Technische Universität Dresden

    • More Information

    Current Research

    • Experimental political economics: social preferences, norm-oriented behaviour, and social incentives of political decision makers

    • Political accountability

    • Corruption and abuse of power

    • Civic engagement and voter behaviour

    • Policy innovation and experimentation

    Countries and Regions

    • Africa

    Dr. Malte Lierl

    Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    T. +49 (0)40 - 428 25-515malte.lierl@giga-hamburg.de

    GIGA Focus Africa | 7/2021

    Elections and Government Legitimacy in Fragile States

    The collapse of elected civilian governments – as in Mali, Afghanistan and Guinea – raises the question of the legitimacy of a government. The author of this GIGA Focus argues that elections alone are often not enough to legitimise a government of fragile states in the eyes of the citizens.

    Dr. Malte Lierl

    Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    Development Policy Review | 11/2021

    To Understand the Implications of Different Aid Modalities, We Need to Analyse the Bargaining Logic between Donors and Recipient Governments

    Ass. Prof. Dr. Haley J. Swedlund

    Dr. Malte Lierl

    Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    Foreign Policy | 10/2021

    Aid to Afghanistan Won't Moderate the Taliban

    Since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August, foreign aid has frequently been framed as a possible lever the international community can use to push them to moderate their rule. The authors state, that international assistance isn’t the political lever many hope it will be.

    Ass. Prof. Dr. Haley J. Swedlund

    Ass. Prof. Dr. Romain Malejacq

    GIGA Focus Africa | 7/2020

    Growing State Fragility in the Sahel: Rethinking International Involvement

    Dr. Malte Lierl

    Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    Development Policy Review | 05/2020

    The Rise and Fall of Budget Support: Ownership, Bargaining and Donor Commitment Problems in Foreign Aid

    Ass. Prof. Dr. Haley J. Swedlund

    Dr. Malte Lierl

    Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    Jungle World | Interview | 17/06/2021

    "Sie wollen die Bevölkerung einschüchtern"

    Deutsche Welle | Article | 19/09/2019

    Afrika: Ist die Dezentralisierung gescheitert?

    Deutsche Welle | Quote | 19/07/2019

    Wie Kolonialrecht Afrika bis heute prägt

    Invited Guest | 18/05/2021 - 19/05/2021

    Relance verte, la transformation rurale et la cohésion sociale au Burkina Faso

    World Bank Group Washington, DC: 18/05/2021 - 19/05/2021

    Government/donor/researcher workshop the use of field experiments in the areas of sustainable rural transformation and social cohesion in the Sahel Region

    Dr. Malte Lierl

    Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    Panelist | 21/08/2019

    Krisenregion Sahel – die unterschätzte Herausforderung

    GIGA Talk GIGA Berlin: 21/08/2019 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    The Sahel crisis region - the underestimated challenge

    Dr. Malte Lierl

    Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    Speaker | 20/06/2019 - 23/06/2019

    Hamburg's Summer of Knowledge 2019

    Nacht des Wissens Hamburg: 20/06/2019 - 23/06/2019 Organisers: Hamburg Ministry of Science, Research, and Equality , German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    Dr. Malte Lierl

    Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    Teaching | Yale University | 2017

    Governance in Africa

    Yale University New Haven, CT

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