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Prof. Dr. Michael Grimm, Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Development Economics

Professor Michael Grimm

Professor Michael Grimm holds the Chair of Development Economics of the University of Passau since 2012 and is Dean of the School of Business, Economics and Information Systems. Moreover, he presides over the Development Economics Committee of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik), one of the largest professional economics associations in Europe.Previously, he was Professor of Applied Development Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Visiting Professor at Paris School of Economics and Advisor for the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Professor Grimm's research focuses on  the resources available to the poorest people in the world.

Professor Michael Grimm holds the Chair of Development Economics of the University of Passau since 2012 and is Dean of the School of Business, Economics and Information Systems. Moreover, he presides over the Development Economics Committee of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik), one of the largest professional economics associations in Europe.Previously, he was Professor of Applied Development Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Visiting Professor at Paris School of Economics and Advisor for the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Professor Grimm's research focuses on  the resources available to the poorest people in the world.

'My research focuses on small and medium enterprises in developing countries that have limited or no access to capital, consultancy services or any other form of professional support. The central question is how networks can be established that link these firms with each other, but also with investors, banks, government institutions and other actors – both within their own countries and abroad. Ultimately, the aim is to reduce information asymmetries and to reduce existing market segmentations. I plan to further develop my research together with colleagues from other disciplines, which may allow for expansion towards entirely new research areas.'

Related research

Professor Grimm is an internationally renowned expert in development economics, who has conducted various field studies on the effects of technological change in developing countries.

Research Stories

Cover des Buches "Economics of Gender Inequality" von Prof. Dr. Michael Grimm und Isabel Günther

To mark International Women's Day, 'Economics of Gender Inequality' about the work of Professor Stephan Klasen is being published on line. He has been one of the first researchers to put gender inequality on the academic and political agenda.

Extreme Wetterbedingungen - wie beispielsweise Dürren - könnten den demographischen Übergang in Südafrika gefährden, zeigt eine Studie anhand von historischen Daten aus den USA.

Why is the demographic transition in sub-Saharan Africa faltering? Based on historical data from the USA, I can show why climate change could increase the fertility rates in the poorest regions By Prof. Dr. Michael Grimm

 

[Translate to English:]

Our case study in Burkina Faso suggests that glasses costing a couple of dollars are still too expensive and need to be subsidised to reach high levels of coverage. By Prof. Dr. Michael Grimm and Renate Hartwig, PhD

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