Farewell lecture of Prof. Dr. h.c. Stephan Klasen, Ph.D.

The farewell lecture of Prof. Stephan Klasen, Ph.D., from the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Göttingen will take place on Saturday, 16 November 2019, in the Alfred-Hessel-Saal of the Paulinerkirche. Klasen has been Professor of Development Economics since 2003. He conducts research on issues of poverty, inequality, the environment and gender in developing countries. Born in 1966, he retires prematurely because he has been suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) since 2015 and is severely restricted in language and mobility.

After welcoming addresses by Prof. Dr. Hiltraud Casper-Hehne, Vice-President of the University of Göttingen, and Prof. Dr. Thomas Kneib, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics, Prof. Dr. Andrea Cornia and Prof. Dr. Isabel Günther will speak. Andrea Cornia is a development economist at the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Florence. Isabel Günther is a former research assistant and doctoral student of Stephan Klasen and today Professor of Development Economics and Director of the NADEL - Center for Development and Cooperation at ETH Zurich. Luke Barr, Sean Gullette, Lukas and Nicolas Klasen and Albert Wenger will then read the text of Professor Klasen's farewell lecture.

Amy and Henning Bloech will provide musical accompaniment to the event, which will end with a reception. The event is not open to the public.

Poster Workshop on November 15th
In the context of the farewell lecture, researchers of the Development Economics group at the University of Göttingen organize a workshop on November 15th that brings together some of Stephan Klasen’s former international Ph.D. students with the current research group in Development Economics. The workshop will take place on Friday, November 15, 2019, from 16:00 to 18:00, at Oeconomicum 1.163.

Former and current Ph.D. students and research affiliates of the University of Göttingen are invited to present their research in the field of Development Economics.