“In my research I focus mainly on the consequences of globalisation for developing countries and emerging markets. What opportunities do they offer people and where can measures by politicians, international organisations and civil society help to reinforce the positive effects of globalisation and minimise the hardships? One particular area of interest here is migration and the factors that influence it. A second focus area of my research is the role of international financial markets. Developing countries and emerging markets are especially affected by major fluctuations in global capital flows. This has an impact, for example, on the countries’ exchange rates and therefore on the prices of imported goods and proceeds from exports.”
Tobias Heidland, 34 years old, born in Reinbek. Since October 2020: Professor of Economics, specialising in International Macroeconomics at Kiel University, Head of the Research Center “International Development” at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW). Previously post-doctoral researcher at IfW and the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin (DIW Berlin). 2015: Doctoral degree at Kiel University.