Dorothee Weiffen is a Researcher in the Welfare Research Program at ISDC and a PhD Candidate at Humboldt University of Berlin. 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 Quantitative Research Assistant at the Development Economics and Food Security research group at IGZ.
Dorothee holds a M.Sc. in Public Economics from the Free University of Berlin. With her Master Thesis, she studied the impact of agricultural interventions on food security in conflict-affected settings. She obtained her B.A. in Economics from Georg-August University of Göttingen and spent exchange semesters at the Pontifical University Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia, and the University of Belgrade, Serbia.