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Dr. Gabriele Bäcker

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Executive Director

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Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr-University Bochum
Universitaetsstr. 105, Room 2.07
44789 Bochum
Germany

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Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-27770

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

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Consulting Hours: on appointment

Education


1996:   Phd in Economics (Dr. rer oec.), Faculty of Economics, Ruhr University Bochum
1991:   MSc in Management and Economics (Dipl. Ökonom), Faculty of Economics, Ruhr University Bochum

Fields of Expertise


Research Experience:
  • International Trade
  • Regional Economic Integration
  • Human Capital and Growth
  • Commodity Risk Management

Country Expertise:
  • South Africa
  • Namibia
  • Malawi
  • Sambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Costa Rica

Positions


Since 2008:   Steering Committee Member of the "South African-German Centre for Development Research" at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, funded by DAAD
Since 2005:   Executive Director, Institute of Development Research and Development Policy, RUB
Since 2002:   Visiting Lecturer, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Publications


  • (1999) Veränderungspotentiale im südlichen Afrika: Humankapital im Wachstumsprozeß in Malawi, Namibia und Samiba, Tagungsband zum 2. Limburg-Seminar „Wissenschaft und Praxis der Entwicklungsökonomik" vom 13. bis 16. Januar 1999 in Limburg an der Lahn, Verein für Entwicklungsökonomische Forschungsförderung (EFF) e.V.
  • (1998) mit Dieter Bender: Humankapitalbildung und wirtschaftliche Aufholprozesse in Südostasien, in: Rahmenbedingungen von Entwicklung, Festschrift zum achtzigsten Geburtstag von Willy Kraus, München u.a.: Olzog
  • (1998) Möglichkeiten des Risikomanagements für rohstoffexportierende Entwicklungsländer. Materialien und kleine Schriften 166. Herausgegeben vom Institut für Entwicklungsforschung und Entwicklungspoltik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Studie im Rahmen einer Hospitation im Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung
  • (1996) Ökonomische Entwicklung durch Transformation des Außenhandelssystems, Diss., München u.a.: Olzog
  • (1996) Hauptstichwort „Exportförderung" und Nebeneinträge „Importsubstitution", "AKP-Staaten" und "Lomé-Abkommen" in: Plümper, T. (Hg.), Lexikon der Internationalen Wirtschaftsbeziehungen, München u.a.: Oldenbourg
  • (1994) Kompetenzverteilung und Entscheidungsverfahren in der europäischen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit nach Maastricht, IEE, Materialien und kleine Schriften 152, Bochum

Mentoring (Master in Development Management)


  • Figueroa Hernandez, Gregorio Eliab (2016): Benefits and determinants of financial Low Cost Technologies usage/non-usage
  • Kassie, Workineh Asmare (2016): "Determinants of Smallholder Productivity and Output Growth: Empirical Evidence from Ethiopia"
  • Njoko, Mnqobi (2016): Access to Post-Sceondary Education Information and ist Impact on Student of Rural Origin's Access to Higher Education: A Case of Two Schools in Ntabamhlophe, KwaZulu-Natal
  • Rinschede, Tomke (2015): South Africa’s Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment policy and its impact on firm performance in the tourism sector: an empirical assessment on the example of the hotel industry in the Western Cape region
  • Tefera, Frezer Tilahun (2013): Assessing the Impact of Microfinance for Rural Poverty Reduction: A Case Study of Omo Microfinance Institution in Sodo Zuria Woreda, Ethiopia
  • Ahmed, Firoj (2012): Effects of Trade liberalization on Poverty in Bangladesh. A study on the poverty dynamics among the households directly or indirectly associated with RMG industries
  • Escallon Santamaria, Myriam Mercedes (2012): Decentralization and Social Services Delivery. A Case Study from "De Cero a Siempre" Strategy in Colombia
  • Habtemariam, Solomon Ghebrezghabiher (2012): Overlapping Membership and Intra-regional Trade. A Case Study of COMESA and ECOWAS
  • Jafr, Sirwan (2012): Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment Inflow to the Iraqui Kurdistan Region
  • Mukasa, Anita Kayise Kyazike (2012): The Capacity of NERCHA Funded NGOs to Implement HIV/AIDS Related Projects
  • Garr, Ewald Quaye Kwabla (2010): Infrastructure and Rural Poverty Reduction: An Impact Assessment of the Keta Sea Defence Project, Ghana
  • Kausya, Leoard Kwinga (2010): Trade and Transport Facilitation in the East African Community. A Case Study on the Perceptions of How Customs Processes and Procedures on Namanga and Malaba Borders Influences Growth in Volumes of Trade among the Republics of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
  • Sydykova, Gulshat (2010): Constraints for Success and Productivity of Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: The Case of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Tran, Nam Binh (2010): International Integration Agreements and the Credibility of Trade Policy Reform: The Case of Vietnam Joining the World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Chin'anga, Rumbidzai Francisca (2009): Assessing the Impact of the Maputo Corridor Toll Road as a pro poor development intervention in Mpumalanga, South Africa
  • Asaba Ajabo, Rebecca (2008): Community Mobilization in Rural Agriculture Development Programs: A Case Study of the Area Based Agriculture Modernization Program in Kisoro District, Uganda
  • Crespo Benitez, Laura Gorety (2008): Participation in Public Sector Reforms. A Case Study of Secondary Education Reform in Mexico
  • Sarwary, Naeem Jan (2008): Problem of Financial Intermediation for Small and Medium Enterprises: A Case of Two Commercial Banks in Afghanistan
  • Luwabelwa, Mainga (2007): Fiscal Decentralization and Public Financing for Agricultural Extension Services: The Case of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives in Southern Province of Zambia
  • Omokaro, Osayande (2007): Multinationals and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Niger Delta: A Case Study of Shell in Delta State
  • Lara Díaz del Castillo, Alejandro Eliseo (2006): Institutional Analysis of the Budget Process with Regard to Debt Accumulation. A Case Study of Puebla, Mexico
  • Tran, Ngoc Diep (2006): Export Promotion of Handicrafts and Poverty Reduction. The Case of Craft Villages in Vietnam
  • Höllige, Olliver (2005): The Influence of Laws, Regulations and Policies on the Development of Micro-, Small- and Medium Enterprises: The Case of the Benguela Province
  • Bui, Hong Hanh (2004): Vietnamese Garment Industry in the Process of Implementing AFTA (ASEAN Free Trade Area): The Case of Garment Enterprises in Hanoi
  • Dimaano, Vanessa Agnes (2004): Foreign Aid, Growth and Poverty Reduction. The Case of the Philippines
  • Hoang, Mai Anh (2004): Economic Growth and International Trade: The Case of Vietnam in the 1990s
  • Ha, Hoang-Lan (2002): Creditworthiness Appraisal of Private Enterprises. The Case of Commercial Banks in Vietnam
  • Ouk, Serey Thor (2002): The Problem of Effective Coordination of Official Development Assistance (ODA) in Cambodia

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

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

Beier, Raffael & Fritzsche, Jasmin: Refugees and the City: UN-Habitat’s New Urban Agenda. In: Forced Migration Review 55, pp. 29-30.

Themba Nyasulu: Harnessing Economic Impacts of Migrant Remittances for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Critical Review of the Literature.

More information: "Publications / New Publications"

IEE on Tour

November 22 - December 05:
Britta Niklas
at Cape Town / South Africa for the international alumni conference "Tackling the root causes of displacement in Sub Sahara Africa"

November 23 - December 09:
Dr. Bäcker and Prof. Dr. Löwenstein with Tania De Giorgio and Sevilay Recber
at UWC, Cape Town/South Africa, for the international alumni conference as well as final MADM exams and graduation

November 27 - December 09:
Christina Seeger
in Cape Town/South Africa, for the 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security and the international alumni conference

November 29 - December 11:
Anne Siebert
in Cape Town/South Africa, for the 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security as well al final MADM exams

IEE on Field Research

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.