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Main research interests

  • Development Economics (with a focus on Development Finance)
  • International (Political) Economics (with a focus on Trade, Investment, and International Organizations)
  • Environmental and Climate Economics (with a focus on Natural Disasters)

Andreas Fuchs is Professor of Environmental, Climate and Development Economics at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) and the Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg (HSU/UniBwH). His research analyzes trade, investment and development policies with quantitative methods and a special focus on China and other emerging economies. He also investigates the political economy of natural disasters, humanitarian crises, and non-militarized conflicts. Previously, he was postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (2012-2013) and Heidelberg University's Alfred-Weber-Institute for Economics (2013-2018).

Prof. Fuchs holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Goettingen, Master degrees from Goethe University Frankfurt and Dauphine University Paris, and a Bachelor degree from University of Bamberg. He is an (associate) member of the AidData program at the College of William and Mary (since 2012), the Research Committee on Development Economics of the German Economic Association (since 2017), the European Development Network (EUDN) (since 2017), and the Research Committee on Economic Systems and Institutional Economics of the German Economic Association (since 2018). He has also worked as a consultant for the Bertelsmann Foundation, the European Commission, and the OECD.

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