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Educational Backround and Professional Career

Educational Backround

HabilitationHumboldt University of Berlin, Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture.
Thesis: “Power and Leadership in Natural Resource Management – Institutional Analysis of Water Governance”
Venia LegendiResource Economics, 18th December 2013
Ph.D.Humboldt University of Berlin, Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture
Doctoral dissertation on "A Common-Pool Resource in Transition: Determinants of Bulgaria's Postsocialist Irrigation Sector", 2000-2004
Award of degree: Dr. sc. agr.
With greatest distinction: summa cum laude, 19/11/2004
DiplomaUniversity of Hohenheim
Graduate studies of Agricultural Economics, 1996-2000
Diploma thesis on "Vietnam's Rural Credit Market - Determinants of Farmers' Bankability".
Award of degree: Dipl.-Ing. agr. (Master's Degree)
grade: very good, February 2000
BachelorUniversity of Rostock
Bachelor of Agricultural Ecology
grade: good, 1993-1996
International EducationUniversité de Montpellier I and Ecole Nationale Supérieur d'Agriculture (ENSA), Montpellier; France, 09/1998 - 01/1999.
DEA programs (diplôme d'études approfondies)
Main subjects: environmental economics, economy of rural development, agricultural economy and policies
University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Georgia, USA, 09/1995 - 03/1996.
Main subjects: agricultural economics, anthropology

Professional Career

Since 02/2014

Professor of Agricultural-, Environmental- and Food Policy
Focus:
Institutions and Natural Resources

Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

09/2010 – 10/2010

Visiting scholar

Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis.
Bloomington, Indiana University, USA.

Since 09/2007

Senior Research Fellow

Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)
Division of External Environment for Agriculture and Policy Analysis
Research Group: Institutions and Natural Resources

01/2005 - 12/2008

Research Fellow
Division of Resource Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin.

SEAMLESS project (System for Environmental and Agricultural Modelling: Linking European Science and Society), funded under the 6th Framework Programme of the EU.

08/2005 - 10/2005

Visiting scholar
Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis
Bloomington, Indiana University, USA.

08/2003 - 12/2004

Research Associate
Division of Resource Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin.

Liaison manager for an EU-wide research consortium.

03/2000 - 07/2003

Research Assistant
Division of Resource Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin.

CEESA project (Sustainable Agriculture in Central and Eastern Europe), funded unter the 5th Framework Programme of the EU.

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