Christoph Sommer

Function: Researcher

Specialization: Economy

Work areas:

  • Financial Inclusion
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Finance
  • Global Governance


since 1/2018 German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
(until 6/2022 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE))
Research Programme "Transformation of Economic and Social Systems"
since 10/2018 Heidelberg University
PhD candidate in the Economics Department
12/2016-12/2017 Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik /   German Development Institute (DIE)
Department "World Economy and Development Financing"
10/2013-5/2016 Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
Master of Science in Quantitative Economics
7/2015-10/2015 German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval)
Internship in an Evaluation of Budget Support
8/2014-5/2015 Yale University
Economics Studies
10/2009-9/2013 Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
Bachelor of Science in International Economics
9/2012-10/2012 German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)
5/2012-7/2012 Okavango Research Institute (ORI)
Research Project about Floods and Risk Communication in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
8/2011-7/2012 University of Botswana
Economics Studies
7/2008-6/2009 Forum Wiedenest
Voluntary Service in a Development Project in Mbesa, Tanzania

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces