Lennart C.Kaplan

My name is Lennart, I am a development economist focusing on the effectiveness of development cooperation. My research interests revolve around its actors (especially emerging private and public donors), modalities and their political economy. For this purpose, I utilize a broad range of methods and data (geospatial, primary data collection in the Global South). Particularly regarding the latter, I also have an interest in the ethical underpinnings of development research.

Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at Göttingen University's Chair of Development Economics of Prof. Dr. Andreas Fuchs, where I am co-organizing with my colleague Sarah Langlotz the Digital Development Dialogue (3D) seminar series, which brings together development practice and research in a digestible format. Moreover, I am an associate researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and the Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik in Bonn, where I also worked previously.

After my studies in Göttingen, Groningen and Warsaw, I joined the research training group Globalization and Development. Within this group, I wrote my dissertation Perils and Promises of Globalization in Heidelberg and Göttingen under the supervision of Prof. Axel Dreher, Prof. Stephan Klasen, Prof. Krisztina Kis-Katos and Prof. Martin Gassebner. In addition to working as a consultant for the World Bank, I acquired practical experience at the European Parliament in Brussels and at the Institute for the World Economy (IfW) in Kiel.