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: upon appointment by email

Postdoctoral researcher


Sarah Langlotz is a post-doctoral researcher at the Chair of International and Development Politics. She defended her PhD thesis on "Conflict, Income Shocks, and Foreign Policy: Macro- and Micro-Level Evidence" on October 15, 2018. Before joining the Chair as a PhD candidate and research associate in September 2013, she has worked as a Research Assistant at the Chair of Economic Policy at the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena within an Africa Research Project. She holds a diploma in Economics from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena.

Her main research topics are in Development Economics, Economics of Conflict, and Political Economy.


Other affiliations

  • Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (HIGH)
  • Households in Conflict Network (HiCN)


Publications (peer-reviewed journals)


Revise and resubmit


Working papers


Work in progress

  • Foreign interventions and community cohesion in times of conflict (single-authored).
  • Competition among insurgent groups (with Travers Child, Kai Gehring, and Austin Wright).
  • Refugee location and political outcomes in the United States (with Axel Dreher, Johannes Matzat, Anna Maria Mayda, and Chris Parsons).
  • Difficult relationships: Conflict, entrepreneurship and economic development (with Tommaso Ciarli and Michele Di Maio), mimeo, CEPR/SPRU.


Short articles


Past teaching

Winter term 2018/2019

Winter term 2017/2018

Summer term 2017

Winter term 2016/2017

Summer term 2016

Winter term 2015/2016

Summer term 2015

Winter term 2014/2015

Summer term 2014



  • 1st Price for Excellence in Applied Development Research (Dissertation Award), German Economic Association and KfW Development Bank
  • Stuart A. Bremer Award, Network of European Peace Scientists


Presentations at conferences and invited talks


  • ISF Workshop - Domestic Political Changes and International Agreements, Haifa, Israel (09/2018)
  • Development Economics and Policy Conference, Zurich, Switzerland (06/2018)
  • Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference, Verona, Italy (06/2018)
  • Spring Meeting of Young Economists, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (05/2018)
  • European Public Choice Conference, Rome, Italy (04/2018)
  • Research Seminar "Labour Economics", University of Hamburg, Germany (01/2018)


  • Annual Conference on Immigration in OECD Countries, Paris, France (12/2017)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 Economic Growth, Journal of Development Economics, European Economic Review, American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, 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 - 10/2018


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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