Anna Gasten

Anna Gasten is a doctoral student at the chair of International Economic Policy under supervision of Prof. Dr. Kis-Katos and a member of the Research Training Group “Globalization and Development” at the University of Göttingen (2018 – 2022).

She holds a Master degree in International Economics and Economic Policy from Goethe-University Frankfurt and a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Mannheim. In the course of her studies she visited Toulouse School of Economics and gained work experience at the World Bank (WB), the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) as well as at the KfW IPEX-Bank.

Her research interests lie in the area of Development Economics and Applied Microeconomics and comprise Migration Economics, Social Network Analysis as well as Behavioral Economics.


  • M.Sc. International Economics and Economic Policy, Goethe University Frankfurt
  • B.Sc. Economics, University of Mannheim

Research Interests

  • Development Economics and Applied Microeconomics
  • Migration Economics
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Behavioral Economics

Work in Progress

  • Are FDI restrictions inducing international migration? Evidence from Indonesia. Joint work with A. Cinque and K. Kis-Katos
  • Welfare Effects of hosting refugees. Evidence from Ethiopia. Joint work with JF. Maystadt
  • Prejudice between refugees and their hosts in Ethiopia and Uganda: Labor competition matters. Joint work with J. Bousquet, M. Kadigo, C. Salemi, J-F. Maystadt. Pre-registered experimental trial (AEARCTR-0008912)
  • Are refugee camps attractive? The impact of refugee camps on migratory movements of the host population. Evidence from Tanzania
  • Effects of refugee inflows on hosts’ labor market outcomes: Comparative analysis from Jordan, Colombia, Uganda, and Ethiopia. Joint work with J. Bousquet, J. von der Goltz, K. Schuettler, M. Kadigo, J-F. Maystadt, A. Suaza, S. Erik, T. Kebede

  • Previous Work Experience

    • Short-term consultant at the World Bank, Washington, US (04/2022 – 06/2023)
    • Internship at GIZ, Eschborn, Germany (11/2016 – 03/2017)
    • Internship at KfW IPEX-Bank, Frankfurt a.M., Germany (07/2013 - 08/2013)


    • STATA (advanced)
    • LaTeX (intermediate)
    • R (basic)
    • QGIS (basic)


    • Labor Economics: Stata Tutorial (B.Sc., University of Göttingen, WS 2018/19; WS 2019/20; WS 2022/23)
    • Migration Economics: Stata Tutorial (M.Sc., University of Göttingen, SS 2022)
    • Globalization and Migration: Seminar (B.Sc., University of Göttingen, SS 2020)
    • Calculus I for Economists: Teaching assistant (B.Sc., University of Mannheim, WS 2012/13)


    • German (mother tongue)
    • English (very good)
    • French (very good)
    • Spanish (basic)

    Conferences, Workshops

    • 2018: 2nd GLAD Conference (Göttingen, Germany); PSE Summer School Migration Economics (Paris, France))
    • 2019: 6th Deneb PhD Workshop (Berlin, Germany))
    • 2020: 13th RGS Doctoral Conference (Dortmund, Germany); Aeefi Conference on International Economics (virtual))
    • 2021: 14th RGS Doctoral Conference (virtual); 13th FIW Conference on International Economics (virtual); WEAI Virtual International Conference (virtual); 13th IAAEU Workshop on Labour Economics (virtual); Annual Congress of the SSES (virtual); German Development Economics Conference – Verein für Socialpolitik (virtual); Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference (virtual); 8th BCDE (virtual); 3rd GLAD Conference (virtual))
    • 2022: CESifo Venice Summer Institute 2022 (Venice, Italy); DIW Workshop on the Integration of Refugee Families in Host Countries (Berlin, Germany)

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