Staff

Quetzalli Martinez Mendoza

Quetzalli Martinez Mendoza is an assistant researcher working on the Behaviour Programme at ISDC. Her interest and background lie in statistical and data analysis for proposing solutions in developmental issues. For the past five years, Quetzalli has worked as a private economic adviser for the General Congress of the United Mexican States, federal ministries, and […]

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Piero Ronzani

Piero Ronzani is a postdoctoral researcher at ISDC, Berlin. His fields of research are Behavioral and Experimental Economics. His main topic of research is the role of poverty in decision-making processes. Piero’s research agenda includes studying decisions under risk and testing public policies in experimental settings. Piero is passionate about behavioural development economics, lab-in-the-field experiments, […]

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Tatiana Orozco Garcia

Tatiana Orozco Garcia is a Researcher at ISDC, starting in April 2022. She is also a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Göttingen. Her research interest lies at the intersection of development and behavioural economics. In particular, the central topics are peacebuilding and intra-household decision-making. Tatiana has previously worked as a Junior consultant […]

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Mariami Marsagishvili

Mariami Marsagishvili is a student research assistant in the Welfare Program at ISDC. Her biggest interest lies in the power of humanity to fight for change. Currently she is working on her master thesis, which investigates the influence of collective action on Forest Landscape Restoration practices in Ethiopia. Previously she worked at NGO Hudara on […]

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Paulina Rebolledo

Paulina Rebolledo is a Researcher at ISDC. Her research interests include development and cultural economics, mainly the design and analysis of policies that promote inclusive growth in developing economies. At ISDC, Paulina is currently working on the evaluation of programs by the UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF), located in Mali, Sudan, and Guatemala. Paulina has previously […]

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Lame Ungwang

Lame Ungwang is a Researcher at ISDC and a Doctoral Fellow of the International Max Planck Research Group (IMPRS) on Uncertainty and the Economics Department at University of Jena. She is currently working on evaluating strategies utilized by the UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF), specifically in Mali, Sudan and Guatemala. Broadly speaking, Lame’s research revolves around […]

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Ana Karalashvili

Ana Karalashvili is a Research Assistant in the Peacebuilding Program with the emphasis on quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Her further research interests include comparative welfare research, socio-economic inequalities, and life-course analysis. Previously, she has worked as a research assistant at the Center for East European and International Studies (ZOiS) in Berlin as well as […]

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Dorothee Weiffen

Dorothee Weiffen is a Researcher in the Welfare Program at ISDC. Her research interests include food and nutritional security, livelihoods and well-being in developing contexts, especially in conflict-affected settings. Dorothee’s methodological areas of expertise are experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluations, quantitative statistical analysis, machine learning approaches and micro-level data collection. Previously, she worked as a […]

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Ani Todua

Ani Todua is a Researcher at ISDC. Her research interests include impact evaluation, shocks & livelihoods. Previously, she worked as a Business Client Advisor at ProCredit Bank Georgia and a Research Assistant at the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ). Ani holds a BA (Hon’s) in Economics from Tbilisi State University, Georgia. She […]

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Asees Mohamed Shareef

Dr. Asees Mohamed Shareef is a Researcher at ISDC and a Philipp Schwartz Fellow. His research interests include internally displaced persons (IDPs), forced migration, international politics and international relations. Asees’s past projects include research on national unity and reconciliation among university students in Sri Lanka. Previously, he was a Lecturer at the University of Colombo and an […]

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Lea Ellmanns

Lea Ellmanns is a Researcher at ISDC. Lea’s varied research interests include conflict and peacebuilding, post-conflict stabilisation, global health security, as well as the law of armed conflict. Geographically, her interests lie in Asia and the Middle East. At ISDC, she is working on the “Financing Peace Processes” project, implemented jointly with Swisspeace. Previously, she […]

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Wolfgang Stojetz

Dr. Wolfgang Stojetz is the Director of the Research Program on Behavior at ISDC and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Economics at Humboldt-University of Berlin. Previously, he was a Predoctoral Research Fellow at Yale University and a Research Affiliate at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). Wolfgang’s primary research interests are the […]

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Neil Ferguson

Dr Neil T. N. Ferguson is the director of the Research Program on Peacebuilding at ISDC. He obtained his PhD in Economics from Heriot-Watt University in July 2013, focussing on theoretical and empirical analysis about the role of multiple aggressors in civil conflicts. His current research interests lie in the analysis of peacebuilding interventions, on […]

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Damir Esenaliev

Dr Damir Esenaliev is a Senior Researcher at ISDC. His research interests include quantitative microeconomic research related to social cohesion, labor markets, inequality, rural development, and intergenerational mobility. He has published in Journal of Comparative Economics, Economics of Transition, Social Indicators Research, and International Journal of Psychology. In addition, he has a number of working papers and reports published at […]

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Ghassan Baliki

Dr. Ghassan Baliki is the Director of the Research Program on Welfare at ISDC and a Research Associate at the Development Economics and Food Security research group at IGZ near Berlin. He obtained his PhD from Humboldt-University of Berlin, where he studied violent conflict dynamics in Syria at the micro-level. Ghassan’s research focuses on the interlinkages between […]

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Tilman Brück

Professor Tilman Brück is the Founder and Director of ISDC. He is also Professor at the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Greenwich and Team Leader – Development Economics and Food Security at IGZ near Berlin. Tilman is also the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the „Households in Conflict Network” (HiCN) and the Principal Investigator […]

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Sophie Zschäbitz

Sophie Zschäbitz is the Finance Manager at ISDC. She received her Bachelor’s degree in International Business from HTW Dresden and spent exchange semesters in Turku, Finland and Bratislava, Slovakia. During and after her studies, she did several internships in the areas of Controlling and Human Resources, where she gained experience in national and international organizations […]

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