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Prof. Dr. Jörg Ankel-Peters

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Jörg Ankel-Peters co-heads the research department “Climate Change and Development” at RWI and is a Professor of Economics at the University of Passau. His research focuses on meta-science, environmental economics, and development economics. Jörg has conducted numerous studies in the Global South on infrastructure roll-out, technology adoption, and energy policies. He also leads several meta-scientific projects studying the evidence generation process in economics and he participates in big team science initiatives. Methodologically, Jörg has used both randomized and non-randomized evaluation designs, systematic reviews, replications, scientometrics, and qualitative methods. He has worked extensively in the field, mainly in West Africa, Indonesia, and Rwanda, but also with governments in the capitals, collecting data and experience.

Jörg’s work has been covered in media outlets such as The Economist, The Conversation, and Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Die Zeit. He has advised several international organizations like the World Bank, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie). Jörg is a founding member of the Institute for Replication (I4R) and co-edits the I4R Discussion Paper Series. He is Associate Editor at World Development Perspectives, a member of the German Economic Association’s Group on Development Economics, as well as a research associate at the Environment for Development (EfD) network at the University of Gothenburg and the Energy Access Project at Duke University.

Jörg studied economics and statistics in Cologne and Paris and holds a PhD from Ruhr-University Bochum. His research findings have been published in leading journals, including the European Economic Review, Journal of Health Economics, Nature Energy, and the World Bank Research Observer.

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