Sarah Langlotz


Sarah Langlotz Foto



Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Alfred-Weber-Institute for Economics
Chair of International and Development Politics

Bergheimer Str. 58
D-69115 Heidelberg, Germany

Tel.: +49 - 6221 - 54 31 72
Fax: +49 - 6221 - 54 36 49


Room: AWI 01.019b

Office hours: Monday 2.30pm-3.30pm

Research Associate and PhD candidate


Sarah Langlotz finished her diploma in Economics at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena in 2012. Before joining the Chair in September 2013, she worked as a Research Assistant at the Chair of Economic Policy at the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena within an Africa Research Project. Her main research topics are in Development Economics, Economics of Conflict, and Political Economy.




Working papers


Work in progress

  • Does aid help refugees stay? Does aid keep refugees away? (with Axel Dreher and Andreas Fuchs)
  • Stimulant or depressant? Opium cultivation and the geography of conflict in Afghanistan (with Kai Gehring and Stefan Kienberger).
  • Difficult relationships: Conflict, entrepreneurship and economic development (with Tommaso Ciarli and Michele Di Maio), mimeo, CEPR/SPRU.


Short articles


Past teaching

Summer term 2017

Winter term 2016/2017

Summer term 2016

Winter term 2015/2016

Summer term 2015

Winter term 2014/2015

Summer term 2014


Conferences and invited talks


  • Workshop on Political Economy, Bruneck/Brunico, Italy (10/2017)
  • DIAL Development Conference, Paris, France (06/2017)
  • 17th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference, Antwerp, Belgium (06/2017)
  • Beyond Basic Questions Workshop, Gargnano, Italy (07/2016)
  • Development Economics and Policy Conference, Göttingen, Germany (06/2017)
  • ZEW Public Finance and Development Conference, Mannheim, Germany (05/2017)
  • European Public Choice Conference, Budapest, Hungary (04/2017)
  • Center for the Studies of African Economies (CSAE) Conference, Oxford, UK (03/2017)
  • DIE Research Seminar, German Development Institute, Bonn, Germany (03/2017)


  • 1st FHM Development Workshop, Mannheim, Germany (12/2016)
  • 15th EUDN PhD Workshop on Development Economics, Brussels, Belgium (10/2016)
  • The Domestic Dimensions of Development Cooperation, Antwerp, Belgium (10/2016)
  • Beyond Basic Questions Workshop, Salzburg, Austria (07/2016)
  • European Political Science Association, Brussels, Belgium (06/2016)
  • 16th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference, Milano, Italy (06/2016)
  • Ausschuss für Entwicklungsländer des Vereins für Socialpolitik, Heidelberg, Germany (06/2016)
  • Tuborg Research Centre Seminar, Aarhus University, Denmark (05/2016)


  • Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik: Ökonomische Entwicklung – Theorie und Politik, Münster, Germany (09/2015)
  • Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, Mannheim, Germany (08/2015)
  • Nordic Conference for Development Economics, Copenhagen, Denmark (06/2015)
  • Ausschuss für Entwicklungsländer des Vereins für Socialpolitik, Kiel, Germany (06/2015)
  • International Conference on Globalization and Development, Göttingen, Germany (05/2015)
  • European Public Choice Conference, Groningen, Netherlands (04/2015)



Journal of Development Economics, International Studies Quarterly, Review of International Organizations, Spring Meeting of Young Economists


Part Time/Visiting Positions

09/2016 - 10/2016    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Visiting PhD, invited by Philip Verwimp

03/2014 - 05/2014    SPRU, University of Sussex, CEPR/DFID Project


Education/Professional Experience

09/2013 - Today


Heidelberg University

Chair for International and Development Politics, PhD candidate

09/2013 - 12/2014


Mannheim Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences

Graduate program in Economics

01/2013 - 05/2013


Friedrich-Schiller University Jena

Chair of Economic Policy, Research Assistant

04/2009 - 10/2012


Friedrich-Schiller University Jena

Diploma in Economics

  Diploma Thesis: ‘Household’s responses to conflict in Afghanistan’, MPI of Economics

01/2012 - 04/2012


Social Projects for The Gambia e. V.

Development Aid, Intern

02/2010 - 03/2010


IWH, Institute for Economic Research Halle

Economic Department of Structural Change, Intern

09/2007 - 03/2009


Friedrich-Schiller University Jena

Intermediate Diploma in Business Studies/Intercultural Management

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