Main research interests
- development economics
- digital 4 development (ICT4D, D4D)
- agricultural economics
- Impact evaluation
Linda Kleemann is postdoctoral researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and consultant for digital services at GFA Consulting Group. Her research deals with evaluating projects and businesses with respect to their social and environmental impact in developing countries, from private voluntary standards and to pro-poor investors in agriculture and fisheries. She also works on social entrepreneurship and start-ups and their role in development, in particular in the field of digital services. Linda Kleemann usually works with empirical data and also designs and implements surveys and experiments. She teaches development economics and social entrepreneurship in Kiel and as guest lecturer at further European universities.
Until 2014, she was the managing director of the Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet), which fosters the exchange between researchers, politicians and development practitioners. She has done her master in economics at the Universities of Kiel and Zaragoza and her PhD in agricultural economics at the University of Kiel.