Dr. Tim Heinemann works as an economist at KfW Research. KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau) is the German promotional bank. From the angle of political economy, his research centres on structural and development issues in Africa. His interests are in particular investments, labour markets and trade. Prior to his work at KfW, he worked as Economic, Transport and Planning Policy Advisor for the Green Party at the state assembly of Hessen and as a lecturer at Hafen City University in Hamburg. Tim obtained his PhD from Queen Mary, University of London in 2012. He studied Geography and Economics in Dresden, Frankfurt, London and Istanbul.