Short CV/Education and training

  • 1995 – 2001
    Studies in Business Administration/Intercultural Management, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany

  • 2001 – 2002
    Advanced Studies Program in International Economic Policy Research, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany

  • 2002 – 2007
    PhD studies at Institute of African Studies; University of Leipzig, Germany

  • 2002 – 2009
    Research Fellow, German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, Germany

  • 2007 – 2010
    Lewis-Gluckman PostDoctoral Research Fellow, Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester, UK

  • 2010 – 2013
    Research Fellow, German Institute for Economic Research, Berlin, Germany

  • since 2013
    Assistant Professor for Development Economics, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

Selected publications

  • Giesbert, Lena, Susan Steiner and Mirko Bendig (2011): Participation in Micro Life Insurance and the Use of Other Financial Services in Ghana, Journal of Risk and Insurance 78(1): 7-35.

  • Steiner, Susan (2010): How Important is the Capacity of Local Governments for Improvements in Welfare? Evidence from Decentralised Uganda, Journal of Development Studies 46(4): 644-661.

  • Steiner, Susan (2008): Constraints on the Implementation of Decentralisation and Implications for Poverty Reduction ? The Case of Uganda, in: Gordon Crawford and Christof Hartmann (eds.): Decen-tralisation in Africa. A Pathway out of Poverty and Conflict? Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp. 33-72.

  • Steiner, Susan (2007): Decentralisation and Poverty: Conceptual Framework and Application to Uganda, Public Administration and Development 27(2): 175-185.

  • Kappel, Robert, Jann Lay and Susan Steiner (2005): Uganda: No More Pro-Poor Growth?, Development Policy Review 23(1): 27-53.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Economic Transformation, Household Behavior and Well-Being in Central Asia (Volkswagen Foundation), 2010 – 2012

  • Determinants of Demand for Microinsurance in Ghana (DZ Bank Foundation), 2008 – 2010

  • Evaluating the Impact of Decentralisation on Poverty in Uganda (Fritz Thyssen Foundation), 2004 – 2006

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Association for Comparative Economic Studies

  • European Economic Association

  • Microinsurance Network, member of the Impact Working Group

  • Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet)

  • Verein für Socialpolitik

Additional qualifications

  • Since 2011 External Associate, Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester, UK

  • Since 2012 Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labour

  • Since 2013 Research Professor at the German Institute for Economic Research


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