Valentin Lang

I am an Assistant Professor of International Political Economy and Development at the University of Mannheim. Previously, I was at the universities of Zurich, Cambridge, Heidelberg, and Paris and worked for the IMF and the OECD.

In my research, I study the political, economic, and distributional implications of various dimensions of globalization and global governance. My current projects examine the political economy of international economic cooperation, analyze the electoral backlash against globalization and immigration, and study the causes and consequences of economic inequalities.

My work combines economics with political science and applies statistical methods for causal inference. It is published in journals like the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, the Journal of Development Economics, and the Journal of Politics. For my research, I was awarded a Joachim-Herz Fellowship, the Fritz-Grunebaum Award and the Prize for Excellence in Applied Development Research.

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