Sarah Langlotz


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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

  • The effects of foreign aid on refugee flows (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


Presentations at conferences and invited talks


  • 7th Annual Conference on Immigration in OECD Countries, Paris, France (12/2017)
  • 13th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network (HiCN), Brussels, Belgium (11/2017)
  • 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 (07/2017)
  • HeiSDA Lecture Series 2017, Heidelberg, Germany (06/2017)
  • 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, American Political Science Review, International Studies Quarterly, Review of International Organizations

Other refereeing

Spring Meeting of Young Economists


Organisation of Conferences

3rd FHM Development Workshop (with Andreas Fuchs, Michael Schleicher), Heidelberg, Heidelberg University, Germany (10/2017).


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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