Stefan Beierl is a PhD candidate at the Chair of Development Economics at the University of Passau. He holds a dual master’s degree in Public Policy from Maastricht University and the United Nations University.
His research concentrates on the evaluation of social policies with a geographical focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, especially Malawi. In his PhD thesis, he analyses public works programmes, specifically their effectiveness as a social protection instrument as well as their potential to strengthen climate resilience or social cohesion.
Currently, he works as an independent social protection specialist and research consultant. From 2016 to 2020, he worked at the Chair as a research associate in a project that studied public works programmes in developing countries. The first phase of the project was funded by the GIZ and the second phase by the BMZ. Prior to that, he worked as an independent consultant, mainly on behalf of the GIZ and DIE (German Development Institute).
Luciane Lenz is PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Passau and a researcher in the “Climate Change in Developing Countries” research unit at RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research in Essen, Germany.
Her research interests are: development economics, energy economics, impact evaluation, and applied econometrics.
Her research focuses on the adoption of energy technologies, and the impacts thereof on energy uses, economic wellbeing, health, and the environment. She applies experimental and quasi-experimental quantitative methods, as well as qualitative approaches and objective health and air quality assessments. Previously she has been involved in impact evaluations of grid extension activities by FMO in Rwanda, solar off-grid provision by MCC in rural Indonesia, and a water management project by the Dutch Foreign Ministry in rural Colombia. In cooperation with Duke University, Université Gaston-Berger, and EnDev, she currently evaluates several activities of the Senegalese Ministry of Energy and Renewable Energy Development in the cooking stove sector.
Lise Masselus is PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Passau and a researcher in the “Climate Change in Developing Countries” research unit at RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research in Essen, Germany. She holds a Master in International Development Studies from Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands. Her research interests are: development economics, energy and environmental economics, impact evaluation, and applied econometrics. She is currently working on impact evaluations related to microfinance and electrification in Myanmar, Paraguay, Rwanda and Uganda and has previous working experience in Ghana and Sierra Leone.
Julian Rose is a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Passau and a researcher in the the RWI research group "Climate Change in Developing Countries" since August 2018. He holds a Bachelor in Economics from the University of Innsbruck and a Master in Development Economics from the University of Goettingen. During his studies, Julian worked as an intern and student assistant with RWI and accompanied a data collection in Senegal. He gained further research experience during internships with DIW Berlin and DIW Econ.
Development economics, Energy and Environmental Economics, Impact Evaluation, Applied Econometrics