Dr. Lennart Kaplan

Dr. Lennart Kaplan is a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Development Economics of Prof. Dr. Andreas Fuchs. He is also an associated researcher at the Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik in Bonn. From 2009 to 2014 Dr. Kaplan studied Economics in Göttingen, Warsaw and Groningen and became subsequently a member of the research training group Globalization and Development (RTG 1723) in Göttingen. In the framework of the RTG, Dr. Kaplan worked from 2015 to 2018 as a research assistant at the universities of Heidelberg and Göttingen under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Axel Dreher and wrote his dissertation with the title “Perils and Promises of Globalization.”

After his dissertation, Dr. Kaplan worked from 2018 to 2019 as a researcher at the Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik. In addition to working as a consultant for the World Bank, he collected practical experience at the European Parliament in Brussels and at the Institute for the World Economy (IfW) in Kiel.

Dr. Kaplan’s research interests comprise international trade, impact evaluation, the political economy of development cooperation (including emerging private and public donors) as well as global health. His work has been published in the Review of International Economics and BMJ Open.