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Dr. Tobias Thürer

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Coordinator MADM; Post-Doctoral Fellow - Urban Food.Plus

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr-University Bochum
Universitätsstr. 105, Room 2.03
44789 Bochum

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

Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22458

Fax: +49 (0)234 / 32-14294

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Consultation hours: On appointment


Master in Economics (Dipl. Vw.), Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

Fields of Expertise

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Trade Economics

Mentoring (Master in Development Management)

  • Locano Godinez, Maria del Pilar (ongoing): "Estimating the effects on grape farmers’ grape production from the construction of a desalination plant in Ensenada City, Baja California, Mexico"
  • Kinyua, John (2016): "Effects of NSDS and Aid on Statistical Capacity in Low Income and Lower-Middle Income Countries – Cross-Country Study –"
  • Reckhaus, Hans (2016): "Households’ Willingness to Pay and Willingness to Work for Improved Water Supply - A Case Study of a Water Supply Infrastructure Project in Dong Van, Vietnam"
  • Kiamba, Elizabeth (2015): An evaluation of the role of mobile banking adoption in financial inclusion within microfinance institutions - A case study of Musonie Microfinance - Kenya
  • Koe, Su Sandar (2014): The Economic Impact of Irrigation Dam: A Case Study of the Renovation and Enlargement of the Yin Daing Taung Small Irrigation Dam in the Rural Dry Zone Area of Myanmar
  • Siddhartha, Singh (2014): "The Effect of Skill Development Trainings on the Youth A Case Study: Infrastructure and Financial-Skill School – India"
  • Tadesse, Seye Wurku (2013): "Cost Benefit Analysis of Small-Scale Irrigation from Smallholder Farmers Perspective: A Case Study from Humbo District in Southern Ethiopia"
  • Muhammad Naeem Ahmed (2012): The Impacts of External Debts on Economic Growth: A Case Study of Pakistan
  • Bisrat Haile (2012): Assessing the Impact of Access to Small Scale Irrigation Infrastructure on Farm Household's Agricultural Productivity and Poverty: A Case Study from Gorogutu District in Eastern Ethiopia
  • Erica Michel Eberhardt (2012): Microloans and Its Impact on Production and Productivity of Small Scale Business
  • Kemal Abbagero, Suleyman (2010): The Prospect of Cash-for-Work Programme in Mitigating the Risk of Negative Dependency of Food Aid Beneficiaries in Ethiopia. A Case Study on a Selected Public Work Program Area in Sidama Zone, Ethiopia
  • Ahabwe, Zihembire Gerald (2009): The impact of community education on the sustainability of sanitation projects: A case study of Kisenyi II parish in Kampala Central Division, Uganda
  • Leul, Tirhas Hiluf (2009): The Impact of Portfolio Diversification and Outreach on Building Financially Self-Sustainable Microfinance Institutions. Three case studies of Microfinance Institutions in Ethiopia.

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

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein, Dr. Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada & Mattia Ferrari: Privatization and the Role of Sub-National Governments in the Latin American Power Sector: A Plea for less Subsidiarity?, in: International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, Volume 8, No. 1, pp. 95-103

Britta Niklas: Impact of Annual Weather Fluctuations on Wine Production in Germany, in: Journal of Wine Economics, Volume 12/2017, No. 4, pp. 436-445
Britta Niklas, Karl Storchmann & Nick Vink: Fairtrade Wine Price Dispersion in the United Kingdom, in: Journal of Wine Economics, Volume 12/2017, No. 4, pp. 446-456

Khafagy, Amr: Regulation, supervision and deposit insurance for financial cooperatives: an empirical investigation. In: Annals of Finance (online first)

More information: "Publications / New Publications"

IEE on Tour

March 11 - 26:
Dr. Gabriele Bäcker
in South Africa and Namibia for evaluation, conference and institutional visit purposes.

March 17 - 24:
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein and Bettina Löwenstein
in Gordon's Bay and Cape Town/South Africa for the final meeting for the EUSA_ID project

March 17 - 28:
Britta Niklas
in Gordon's Bay and Cape Town/South Africa for the final meeting for the EUSA_ID project as well as a meeting for the DAAD African Excellence Centre UWC

April 04 - 06:
Dr. Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada
at the University of Orleans, France, presenting at the International Conference "Environmental Economics: a focus on Natural Resources"

IEE on Field Research

Raffael Beier has a research stay at the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague/The Netherlands from mid-March to mid-May 2018.

Ruth Knoblich spends a research period for her PhD as an EUSA-ID Scholar at the University of Cape Town/South Africa from January 2017 to April 2018.

Anne Siebert is at the University of Ghana, Legon, Accra und University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana, from 25th February to 9th April, 2018, for field research.