Dr. Paula von Haaren

Research programme: Directors

Function: Researcher

Specialization: Development Economics

Work areas:

  • Sustainability: implementation of the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Welfare state and social policy: poverty, employment and health
  • Gender and development
  • Community monitoring and social capital


Since 3/2024 German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
Researcher, Hamburg Sustainability Conference
8/2022–8/2023 Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Alfred-Weber Institut, Chair of International and Development Politics
Researcher and Postdoc in the DFG project "Cash transfers, the state and the role of women in South Asia"
10/2017–7/2022 Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, South Asia Institute, Chair of Development Economics
Researcher and PhD Fellow
9/2017–4/2016 University of Mannheim
Graduate programme in Economics
2/2015–4/2015 IIT Ghandinagar & Bihar, Indien
Research Stay: Evaluation of the Gram Varta Project
8/2014–12/2016 Georg-August-University Göttingen, Chair of Development Economics
Senior Student Assistant
5/2014–10/2014 Courant Research Center Göttingen on Poverty, Equity and growth
Student Assistant
10/2013–10/2016  Georg-August-University Göttingen
M.A. Development Economics
5/2013–8/2013 United Nations Research Institute for Justice and Crime
Internship: Major events security
8/2012–11/2012 KfW KfW Development Bank
Internship: Competence center governance
9/2011–3/2012 Université Montpellier I
Study abroad
9/2009–8/2013 Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg
B.Sc. Economics

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces