Prof. Dr. Sebastian Vollmer

Sebastian Vollmer is Professor of Development Economics at the University of Göttingen. His research examines the economic and social causes and consequences of bad health, access to care for cardio-metabolic diseases in the global south, the impact of nutrition interventions on child development and the long-run determinants of economic development. Sebastian Vollmer studied Mathematics and Economics at the University of Göttingen and also received his PhD in Economics from the University of Göttingen. He was Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College and Adjunct Professor of Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He regularly works as a consultant for international organizations such as the World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP, UNESCO, WFP and FAO. He has published more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals (including Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Nature and The Lancet). He is a principal investigator of the DFG RTG 2654 “Sustainable Food Systems” and he was a principal investigator of the DFG RTG 1723 “Globalization and Development” and the DFG Research Unit 2432 “Social-Ecological Systems in the Indian Rural-Urban Interface”. Professor Vollmer has received the KfW Development Bank Prize for Excellence in Applied Development Research and the Science Award of the German Society of Health Economics.

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