Rebecca Lohmann

Former Doctoral Researcher

Rebecca Lohmann

  • Short CV

    • Since 03/2019: Research Fellow at GIGA Institute of African Affairs and of the project " Large-scale Land Acquisitions, Rural Change and Social Conflict (LARCC)"

    • 03/2017 - 09/2017: Student Assistant at Research Training Group Globalization and Development (GlaD) of University of Göttingen

    • 05/2016 - 08/2016: Internship at Syspons Consulting for Societal Innovation, Hamburg, in the Department of Development Cooperation

    • 02/2015 - 07/2015: Internship at the German Embassy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Department of Economics and Economic Cooperation

    • Education: M. A. International Economics with a focus on Development Economics, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, University of Groningen; B. A. in the International Degree Programme Economics, University of Applied Sciences Bremen

    Current Research

    • Land investments

    • Rural development

    • Elite Capture

    • Social Security

    Countries and Regions

    • Africa

    Rebecca Lohmann

    Former Doctoral Researcher

    Review of Development Economics | 06/2023

    Material and Nonmaterial Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from a Low-Income Country

    How have COVID-19-related restrictions affected consumption levels and life satisfaction in low-income countries? The authors of this article conducted phone surveys with 577 households in Liberia to compare consumption patterns across three points in time.

    PS - Political Science and Politics | 04/2023

    Introducing ScrumAdemia: An Agile Guide for Doctoral Research

    Pursuing a PhD is an exigent endeavor entailing various psychological and organizational challenges. This article proposes our adaptation of the agile method Scrum, which we call “ScrumAdemia,” as a solution.

    Dataset | 2022

    Replication data for Introducing ScrumAdemia: An Agile Guide for Doctoral Research

    Replication data for: Franco, Clara, Anna Fünfgeld, Viviana García Pinzón, Jan Klenke, Rebecca Lohmann, Désirée Reder, and Swantje Schirmer (2023), Introducing ScrumAdemia: An Agile Guide for Doctoral Research...

    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

    Leibniz University Hannover | 04/10/2021

    Forschen im Team: Jede*r für sich, aber doch zusammen mit SCRUM

    Organiser: Leibniz University Hannover Swantje Schirmer (Speaker), Rebecca Lohmann (Speaker)

    Wissenschaft als Beruf. Lunch Talk der Graduiertenakademie

    Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences | 28/01/2021

    Scrum for Social Scientists: How to manage your PhD project in team with peers

    Organiser: Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences Swantje Schirmer (Speaker), Jan Klenke (Speaker), Rebecca Lohmann (Speaker)

    Lunchtime Talk


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