Sarah Langlotz

University of Goettingen

I am an Assistant Professor (Akademische Rätin a. Z.) at the Chair of Development Economics (Prof. Dr. Andreas Fuchs) at the University of Goettingen. Before that, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of International and Development Politics (Prof. Dr. Axel Dreher) at the University of Heidelberg, where I also completed my PhD on "Conflict, Income Shocks, and Foreign Policy: Macro- and Micro-Level Evidence" in October, 2018. In 2016, I was a visiting researcher at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

One major strand of my research focuses on the economics of conflict and migration, mostly based on household-level and geospatial data. Another strand looks at aid effectiveness, mainly from a macro-level perspective. The Joachim Herz Foundation funds my current research on the conflict in Afghanistan via their Add-on Fellowship. My project on „Coming to America: Immigration, Political Campaigning, and Polarization“ (with the University of Heidelberg and the University of Western Australia) is funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG).

I am co-organizing the Digital Development Dialogue (@3Dinfo), a monthly 45-minute online forum for policy and research exchange. Two speakers – one researcher and one practitioner – touch upon key topics in development policy with the goal of stimulating a meaningful dialogue across the theory and practice divide. You can find the current program here. I also organized the 17th Household in Conflict Network (HiCN) Workshop on "Conflict, Migration, and Displacement." You can find more details here.

Currently, I am on maternity protection.

Research interests

  • Development Economics

  • Economics of Conflict

  • Economics of Migration

  • Political Economy