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Prof. Dr. Rainer Thiele

Areas of Expertise


Development cooperation, rural development, migration, Africa,

Short Curriculum vitae

Since 2020 Director of the “Kiel Institute Africa Initiative” and Deputy Head of the Research Center “International Development“, Kiel Institute for the World Economy

2005-2020 Head of Research Area “Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Development” (Kiel Institute)

Since 2010 Adjunct Professor for Development Economics (University of Kiel)

1996 Doctoral degree in Economics (Kiel University)


Publications of the Megatrends Afrika project