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Future Development Economist

Benjamin Y. Koch

Research Assistant @RWI

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My

Interests

Benjamin Y. Koch portrait picture
Development
  1. Development & spatial economics
  2. Conflicts & risks
  3. Food assistance, access to water, & emergency relief
  4. Foreign affairs, diplomacy, & geopolitics
  5. UN, NATO, & EU
  6. SSA, LAC, CHL, USA, DEU, NRW, & the Ruhrgebiet

Experience

2021–present

RWI

Essen, DEU
Intern & Research Assistant, Prosocial Behavior
RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
rwi-essen.de
  1. environmental economics
  2. energy economics

Education

2022–present

Economics

Dortmund, DEU
TU Dortmund University
Master of Science, Economic Sciences
Master’s Thesis: "The economic impact of conflict and the Wagner Group: Empirical evidence from sub-Saharan Africa"
Thesis advisor: Dr. Maren Kaliske
wiwi.tu-dortmund.de

Qualifications

Languages

native
German
C1
English
B2
Spanish
Latinum Certificate
Latin

Skills

Data analysis
  1. R
  2. Stata
  3. MATLAB/Dynare
  4. SQL
  5. Alteryx
  6. Power BI

Volunteering

2023–present
UNICEF Dortmund Student Group
Volunteer
2010–present
Brambauer Lutheran Church
IT, volunteer
2017
Model United Nations (MUIMUN)
Participant
2015
Lebenshilfe Dortmund
Summer camp volunteer for persons with disabilities

Activities

  1. Guitar
  2. Lacrossse
  3. Traveling
Entered

Memberships

bdvb
Bundesverband Deutscher Volks- und Betriebswirte
(Federal Association of German Economists)
Expert Committee on European Affairs & Bochum Student Group
bdvb.de
DAG
Deutsche Atlantische Gesellschaft
(German Atlantic Association)
ata-dag.de
DGVN
Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen
(United Nations Association of Germany)
dgvn.de
Found

In public

Publications

Manuscripts in preparation

Article in preparation. Andor, M. A., Hoenow, N. C., & Koch, B. Y. European citizens’ perceptions on energy transitions and policies: Evidence based on a large-scale survey from 2021. Manuscript in preparation.

Entries in reference works

Dictionary of ecological economics, 2023. Andor, M. A., Koch, B. Y., & Matejko, L. (2023). Energy conservation. In B. M. Haddad & B. D. Solomon (Eds.), Dictionary of ecological economics: Terms for the new millennium (p. 185). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788974912.E.92
Dictionary of ecological economics, 2023. Andor, M. A., Koch, B. Y., & Matejko, L. (2023). Natural disaster. In B. M. Haddad & B. D. Solomon (Eds.), Dictionary of ecological economics: Terms for the new millennium (p. 367). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788974912.N.9

Reports and gray literature

Presentations

Economics

2023. Perceptions of the energy transition and policies. Workshop. RWI Essen.

International

2021. Chile: A changing country. Lecture series of the Expert Committee on European Affairs. Federal Association of German Economists (bdvb).
Received

Honors

DAAD
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
(German Academic Exchange Service)
Internship scholarship
SDV
Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
(German Academic Scholarship Foundation)
Study scholarship
bdvb
Bundesverband Deutscher Volks- und Betriebswirte
(Federal Association of German Economists)
Aktivit fellowship