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Prof. Dr. Kati Krähnert
Professor, Professorin

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GD 02/219

Office hours:

By arrangement


GD 02/219

Office Hours

By arrangement

Curriculum Vitae

since 2023
Ruhr University Bochum, Professor for Climate Change and Development
since 2023
RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, Economic Policy Lab Climate Change, Development and Migration
2019 - 2023
PIK - Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Research group head
2012 - 2019
DIW - German Institute for Economic Research, Research group head, acting department head and postdoc researcher
2011 - 2012
Yale University, Postdoc fellow
2010 - 2011
DIW - German Institute for Economic Research, Postdoc researcher
Ministry of Agriculture, Mozambique, Guest researcher
2005 - 2010
DIW - German Institute for Economic Research, PhD student
PhD in agricultural economics, Humboldt University of Berlin
2001 - 2002
Academic year abroad, Wake Forest University, US
1999 - 2005
Magister studies in social anthropology and economics, Free University Berlin

Research focus

Development economics
Economics of climate change
Climate insurance
Applied econometrics
Policy evaluation

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Murken, Lisa, Gregor Mager, Rahel Laudien, Kati Krähnert, and Christoph Gornott (2024). The Impact of Weather Risk on Tenure Security: Evidence from Smallholder Farmers in Tanzania. Land Economics, forthcoming.


Murken, Lisa, Kati Krähnert, Karlijn L. van den Broek, John Adriko, and Christoph Gornott (2024). The Role of Tenure Security in Farmers' Decision-Making on Investment in Improved Seeds: Insights from Mental Models. Ruhr Economic Papers #1066. RWI. DOI: 10.4419/96973237


Mogge, Lukas, Julian Röckert, and Kati Krähnert (2024). Impacts of Anticipatory Cash Transfers in the Context of Weather Disasters. Ruhr Economic Papers #1065. RWI. DOI: 10.4419/96973236



Murken, Lisa, Kati Krähnert, and Christoph Gornott (2024). Is this land for sale? The effects of drought on land ownership in Uganda. Ecological Economics 218: 108095. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2023.108095


Fluhrer, Svenja, and Kati Krähnert (2024). Mobile Phone Network Expansion and Agricultural Income: A Panel Study. Agricultural Economics 55: 54-85. DOI: 10.1111/agec.12803.


Mogge, L., McDonald, M., Knoth, C., Teickner, H., Purevtseren, M., Pebesma, E. & Kraehnert, K. (2023) Allocation of humanitarian aid after a weather disaster. World Development 166(10620499).



Research projects

Research project: Rigorous Impact Evaluation of the Trigger-Based Agricultural Micro Insurance in Vietnam