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Dr. Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Habilitand)

Universitätsstr. 105, Room 2.09
44789 Bochum

Phone: +49-(0)234 / 32-25153

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Academic Affiliations

Since 11/2008:   (Postdoctoral) Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE), Ruhr-University Bochum
09/2017‑09/2018:   Official Visiting Research Fellow, Faculty of Economics and Girton College, University of Cambridge, UK
Since 06/2017:   Fellow and Editor-in-Chief, Center for Economic Development and Social Change (CED), Independent Think Tank, Napoli, Italy
Since 09/2018:   Member of the Energy@Cambridge Research Group, Cambridge University, UK
Since 04/2019:   Member of the editorial board of The Journal of Economic Sciences: Theory and Practice, UNEC
Since 04/2019:   Centre for Studies on the European Economy, UNEC

Fields of Expertise

  • Environmental and Energy Economics
  • Institutional Economics
  • Differential Game Theory
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Bioeconomics


2015   Ph.D., Ruhr-Universität Bochum (summa cum laude)
2007   Diplom-Ökonom, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
2004   Intermediate Diploma in Economic Sciences, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (gut)
2002   Bachelor in International Economics, UNEC (summa cum laude)


Selected Presentations

A Rawlsian Model of Climate Justice and Empirical Analyses. 29-30.08.2019, EMCC-IV Econometric Models of Climate Change Conference. University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy.

Is there a Veblen effect for fine wine? 13th Annual Meeting of American Association for Wine Economics (AAWE), Vienna, Austria.

Renewable Energy and Public Debt: Pooled Mean Group Analysis. 2-5.07.2019, 13th Summer School of the European Association of Evolutionary Economics. University Roma Tre, Rome, Italy

Hotelling Rule Revisited: Inferior Institutional Quality as a Plea for Conservation? 19.04.2019. V Roundtable. Poltava: Poltava Oil and Gas College. Poltava, Ukraine.

Proposing an Environmental Hotelling Rule. International Scientific Conference. Contemporary Economic Problems in the Era of Globalization. Theory and Practice. 22.05.2019, Nicolaus Copernicus University of Torun, Poland.

Assessment of the Economic Policy Shifts in the Energy Sector: A Tale of Two Thresholds, Workshop on Renewable Energy in the SDGs, 28.02.2019, Energy Academy of the University of Groningen, Netherlands

Autocratic Bargaining and the Speed of the Structural Change in the Resource Abundant Labour Surplus Economies, 7.06-9.06.2018, ECOMOD 2018, Venice, Italy.

Asymmetric Hubbertian Revenue Distribution and Rent-Seeking Incentive, Managing resources: theory session, Environmental Economics: A Focus on Natural Resources Conference, 5-6.04.2018, Orléans, France

Embedding Political Bargaining in the Dual Economy Model of the Structural Change, Energy transition and structural change session, Environmental Economics: A Focus on Natural Resources Conference, 5-6.04.2018, Orléans, France

Is Waste-to-Energy an Effective Strategy to Increase the Resource Efficiency of the Economy? A Panel Data Approach to Circular Economy in the EU, AIQUAV CONFERENZA 2017 "Qualità della vita e Sostenibilità" 30. November - 2. December 2017, Florence, Italy

EU Action on Nutrition and its Doscontents (Poster Presentation), 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security, 3-6. December 2017, Cape Town, South Africa

Intersectoral Elasticity Model and Elite Dynamics in the Petroleum-Exporting MENA-States, Workshop New Political Economy Perspektives of the Middle East, 27.10.2017, Oxford Department of International Development, Oxford, UK

A Model of the Decaying Rentier State, Annual Conference of French Environmental and Resource Economists, 12-14.09.2017, Nancy, France

Nonrenewable Resource Rents and Tax Base Erosion in the Labor Surplus Economies, Annual EADI Conference, 20-22.08.2017, Bergen, Norway

Hubbertian Revenue Distribution and a Dynamic Model of the Rent-Seeking Incentive, Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Energy Economists, 29.06-02.07.2017, Athens, Greece

Hotelling Rule for the Low and High Income Countries and Differences in their Resource Depletion Strategies, 5-6. September 2016, 5th International PhD Conference on International Development, University of East Anglia, UK

Hotelling Rule Revisited: Inferior Institutional Setting as A Pleading for Conservation? DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.15466.82888

Revenue Management and the Impact of the Resource-Abundance on Economic Development, 20.01.2014, African Mining Academy, Yaounde, Cameroon

Azerbaijan's Experience in Oil Contract Negotiations and Revenue Management, 21.01.2014, African Mining Academy, Yaounde, Cameroon

Caspian Oil Game and National Interests, 21.01.2001, International Economics Conference, Tbilisi State University, Georgia



  • Cambridge Energy Research Group
  • European and French Associations for Environmental and Resource Economics
  • The International Society of Dynamic Games
  • International Input-Output Association
  • International Political Economy Society
  • World Economics Association

Journal Refereeing

Ecological Economics, The Energy Journal, Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy, Journal of Economics and Management, International Journal of the Commons, Forest Policy and Economics, International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Energy, Economic Theory Bulletin, Economics Letters, International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, Energies, Agriculture, Econometrics


  • Rashida Abdullayeva (2019) The Impact of Innovations on Public Sector Service Delivery. The Case Study of ASAN.
  • Nasiba Sodatshoeva (2019) The Development Impact of Rural Electrification. A Case Study of Pamir Energy Project in the Gorno-Badakhstan Autonomous Region of Tajikistan. 
  • Christine Kirchhoff (2019) Praxis der Rohstoffabsicherung in den Entwicklungsländern
  • Weifenbach, Hannah (2018) The Impact of Political Instability on Economic Growth
  • Zacharias, Lara (2017) An Analysis of Time Required for Equilibrating Adjustment in the Neoclassical Growth Models
  • Henke, Johannes (2007) Entwicklungshemmnisse in rohstoffreichen Staaten am Beispiel Äquatorialguineas
  • Blick, Nuwe (2017/18) Rural electrification in Agricultural growth: A case study of the National Rural Electrification Program in Uganda
  • Alkurish, Hashem (2017/2018) The determinants of the financing structure. Case Study: The listed SMEs on the Nile Stock Exchange in Egypt
  • Ferrari, Mattia (2016/2017) Privatization in Network Industries: Access and Poverty.
  • Ehsan, Sadiq (2015/2016) Determinants of the Development of Oil Industry in Shebarghan Province of Afghanistan.
  • Sharipova, Gulshod (2014/15) Evaluation of the Poverty Reduction Programme in the National Development Strategy of Tajikistan.
  • Asadov, Sardar (2015) Oil Abundance and Poverty Reduction in Azerbaijan.
  • Buschke, Hanna (2014): Social Remittances of Ghanian Migrants. A Study of How the Value Shift of Migrants Influences the Development of Ghana.
  • Herrera Leon, Diana (2014): Social Capital, Income Inequality and the Level of Income and Their Relationship with Violence in Urban Areas in El Salvador. Case Study: Temporary Income Support Program (PATI).
  • Noor, Tani (2013): Developmental Cooperation of Afghanistan in the Field of Export Promotion.

A case study of Pamir Energy Project in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region of Tajikistan

How to contact us

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr University Bochum

Room 2.04
Universitaetsstr. 105
D-44789 Bochum

E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone:   +49-(0)234 / 32-22418
or   32-22243
Fax:   +49-(0)234 / 32-14-294

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Latest Publications

Raffael Beier: From the City to the Desert – Analysing Shantytown Resettlement in Casablanca, Morocco, from Residents' Perspectives. UA Ruhr Study on Development and Global Governance, vol. 72

Annika Engelbert and Markus Kaltenborn: Corruption and Social Rights Accountability. IEE Working Papers 213.

Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada, Wilhelm Loewenstein, and Yadulla Hasanli: Production linkages and dynamic fiscal employment effects of the extractive industries: input-output and nonlinear ARDL analyses of Azerbaijani economy, in: Mineral Economics (first online)

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IEE on Tour

September 18 - 19:
Timeela Manandhar
at the Handwerkskammer Hamburg, Hamburg / Germany, for the 2. Arbeitstreffen des Bündnisses für nachhaltige Textilien (Partnership for Sustainable Textilies)

September 18 - 24:
Raffael Beier
at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi / India, presenting at the RC21 2019 Conference

September 18 - 24:
Dr. Gabriele Bäcker and Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein
in Dakar / Senegal for a meeting of the African Excellence centres

September 25 - 30:
Dr. Raffael Beier and Anne Siebert
at Kiel University, Kiel / Germany, attending and both presenting at the German Congress for Geography (Raffael Beier: "From the City to the Desert – Analysing Shantytown Resettlement in Casablanca, Morocco, from Residents’ Perspectives" / Anne Siebert: "Food sovereignty – a globalised vision without urban forces? A case from South Africa")

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Bablu Chakma is on field research in Bangladesh until early November 2019.

Anja Habersang is on field research in Argentina until end of July 2019 and then in Chile until end of year.

Om Ki is on field research in Myanmar from June to December 2019.

Darina Pellowska is on field research in South Sudan until December 2019.