Dr. Friederike Lenel

Research Interests

  • Development Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Uncertainty and Decision Making
  • Household Finance

  • Education

    • Ph.D. in Economics at DIW (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung) Berlin
      and Humboldt Universität Berlin
    • Diplom Economics at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Texas Christian University USA


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    Assessing drivers for households’ resilience in networks with formal and informal insurance (with M. Will, J. Groeneveld, K. Frank and B. Müller). Ecological Economics. Volume 212, October 2023, 107921.

    COVID-19 crisis, economic hardships and schooling outcomes (with E. Gehrke and C. Schupp). Education, Finance and Policy. Volume 18, July 2023.

    Can mHealth campaigns improve CCT outcomes? Experimental evidence from sms-nudges in Indonesia, (with J. Priebe, E. Satriawan and E. Syamsulhakim). Journal of Health Economics, Volume 86, December 2022.

    Daily classification of solar panel users in Tanzania with high-frequency power usage data (with C. Weisser, Y. Lu, K. Kis-Katos and T. Kneib). Development Engineering, Volume 6, 2021.

    Improving the design of climate insurance: combining empirical approaches and modelling (with M. Will, A. Backes, M. Campenni, L. Cronk, G. Dressler, C. Gornot, J. Groeneveld, L. T. Habtemariam, K. Kraehnert, M. Kraus, D. Osgood, M. Taye and B. Müller). Climate and Development, 2021.

    Formal insurance and solidarity, experimental evidence from Cambodia (with S. Steiner). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Volume 174, June 2020, Pages 212-234.