Lennart Kaplan






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

Bergheimer Str. 58
D-69115 Heidelberg, Germany

Tel.: +49 - 6221 - 543739
Fax: +49 - 6221 - 54 36 49


Room: AWI 01.022

Office hours: by appointment

Ph.D. candidate




Lennart Kaplan is doing his Ph.D. at the Chair of International and Development Politics.

He holds a Master degree from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and the Georg-August-University Göttingen in International Development Economics. In the course of his studies he visited the University of Warsaw and gained work experience at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) as well as at the European Parliament. His research interests comprise Impact Evaluation, Health Economics, International Trade and the Political Economy of Financial Flows.


Kaplan, Lennart C., Tristan Kohl, and Inmaculada MartínezZarzoso. "Supplychain trade and labor market outcomes: The case of the 2004 European Union enlargement." Review of International Economics (2017).


Ongoing Projects:

Kaplan, L. & Kruse, H. ‘Reverse Ricardian – How Development Aid Affects Sectoral Exports.’

Gehring, K., Kaplan, L. & Wong, M.‘ Aid and conflict at the local level - Mechanisms and Causality.’

Kaplan, L.,  Richert, K. & Vollmer, S. ‘Evaluating the WHO’s Safe Childbirth Checklist in 32 health facilities across Aceh Province in Indonesia.’

Kaplan, L., Kuhnt, J., Richert, K. & Vollmer, S. ‘The Theory of Planned Behavior - An application to implementation research.’

Kaplan L. ‘Political Power and Gains from Trade.’


Conferences & Seminars:

2nd Conference on Globalization and Development, Göttingen, Germany (05/2018)

The 2018 Meeting of the European Public Choice Society, Rome, Italy (04/2018)

Conference of the Center for the Study of African Economies, Oxford, UK (03/2018)

Meeting of the International Political Economy Society, Austin, Texas (11/2017)

North-Eastern Universities Development Consortium Conference, Boston, MA (11/2017)

German Society for Health Economics, Bonn, Germany (10/2017)

European Development Network Doctoral Workshop, Wageningen, Netherlands (10/2017)

Workshop `Tracking International Aid and Investment from Developing and Emerging Donors’, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany (09/2017)

25th Anniversary Conference of the Groningen Growth and Development Center, Groningen, Netherlands (06/2017)

17th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference, Antwerp, Belgium (06/2017)

Annual Meeting of the European Political Science Association, Milano, Italy (06/2017)

Beyond Basic Questions Workshop, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy (06/2017)

Annual International Conference of the Research Group on Development Economics, Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany (06/2017)

Guest Lecture ‘The German Health System’; Syiah-Kuala University Banda Aceh, Indonesia (04/2017)

Experts4Asia Meeting, Agricultural University Bogor, Indonesia (03/2017)

Göttinger Workshop ‘Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen’,  Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany (02/2017)

9th FIW Research Conference ‘International Economics’, Vienna, Austria (12/2016)

International Development Economics Conference, CERDI Clermont Ferrand, France (11/2016)

Beyond Basic Questions Workshop, University Salzburg, Austria (06/2016)

Coase Institute Workshop 2016, Tallinn, Estonia (05/2016)

Beyond Basic Questions Workshop, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany (06/2015)
Göttinger Workshop ‘Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen’,  Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany (02/2015)



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