Michael Grimm Prof., PhD (ISS/Passau)
I am an Economist by training. During my doctoral studies at Sciences-Po in Paris I became interested in problems related to economic development. Since then my research focus is on the causes and consequences of poverty in low-income countries, in particular in Sub-Saharan Africa. I am interested in problems related to education, labor markets and health. Much of my work is concerned with the assessment of socio-economic impacts that result from targeted interventions. One of my ongoing research projects for instance analyzes the impacts of health insurance on the investment of households in durables, education and capital. I have consulted extensively for international organizations such as the World Bank and UNDP as well as national donor agencies such as the French, German and Dutch Development Cooperation. I am currently a Professor of Development Economics at the University of Passau in Germany and an affiliated Professor at the International Institute of Social Studies of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.