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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.'

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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.

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Distinguished keynote series on 'Digital Platform Ecosystems' at the University of Passau

In the distinguished keynote series 'Digital Platform Ecosystems (DPE)', internationally outstanding researchers have presented their latest findings.

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Ingmar Weber is going to be Michael Grimm’s guest in our distinguished keynote series ‘Digital Platform Ecosystems’. He will explain how data from online platforms can be used to answer demographic questions.

Demonstrators at a Fridays for Future demonstration hold up colorful climate change signs.

In the pandemic, younger people are making sacrifices out of solidarity with the older generation. Why doesn't that work the other way round in the climate crisis? Student Janina Körber asked researchers at the University of Passau.

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