Professorship Environmental and Development Economics
The Professorship Environmental and Development Economics at the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences under the direction of Prof. Dr. Anja Faße was founded in autumn 2016 at the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability. Topics from the fields of international bioeconomics, development and environment form the focus of the research and teaching of the professorhip.
The research of the professorship relates to the broad field of environmental and development economics as well as applied econometrics. In particular, it focuses on issues of impact assessment of shocks and innovations on issues such as poverty, food security, inequality, entrepreneurship, satisfaction and migration in developing countries, especially sub-Saharan Africa. Furthermore, the professorship deals with bioeconomics and the influence of environmental, agricultural, climate and trade policy on the international competitiveness of national economies.