Dr. Katharina M.K. Stepping

Research programme:

Function: Former Researcher

Specialization: Economist


since 8/2016Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Senior Policy Analyst, Special Unit "Climate"
10/2012- 7/2016German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Researcher, Department "Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management"
02/2012-09/2012Hamburg Institute of International Economics
Senior Researcher, Research area of Economic Trends and Global Markets
2008-2012Philipps-University Marburg, Germany and University of Turin, Italy
Ph.D. in Economics
Dissertation on the Determinants of the Selection Decision and the Allocation Decision of Bilateral Donors with respect to Development Assistance for Health
Post-graduate research stays at Cornell University (USA), University of Hamburg (Germany) and University of Turin (Italy)
2005-2008Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
M.A. in International Development Studies
2002-2005University of Paderborn, Germany
B.A. in International Business Studies

Member of

  • Research Fellow at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI)
  • American Economic Association (AEA)
  • European Economics Association (EEA)
  • Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS)


  • Maxwell Fry Development Finance Essay Prize, University of Birmingham, 2012