Anke Hoeffler

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Anke Hoeffler is a German economist and political scientist.


She studied in Würzburg (diploma in economics) and London (Birkbeck College, master's degree in economics) and received her doctorate from Oxford University . She has been researching in Oxford since 1999, where she is Research Officer at the Center for the Study of African Economies at St. Antony's College, Oxford. In 2014 she was a visiting researcher at the University of Mannheim . In 2019 she received a Humboldt Professorship at the University of Konstanz .

She conducts research on economic growth in developing countries and on the causes of civil wars in Africa, sharing the view with Paul Collier that it is less political and religious repression than the prospect of actors to enrich themselves that is the cause ( Greed and Grievance approach).

She is a member of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and the International Peace Research Institute Oslo, where she conducts research on the connection between development aid and conflict in an interdisciplinary project.

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  • with Paul Collier: Aid, Policy and Growth in Post-Conflict Countries. The European Economic Review, Volume 48, 2004, pp. 1125-1145.
  • with Paul Collier: Greed and Grievance in Civil War. In: Oxford Economic Papers. Volume 56, No. 4, 2004, pp. 563-595

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