Dr. Lennart Kaplan joined CeMEAS in May 2023. Since 2020, Lennart Kaplan works a postdoctoral researcher at Göttingen University’s Chair of Development Economics of Prof. Dr. Andreas Fuchs. Moreover, he is associated with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and the German Institute of Development and Sustainability. Dr. Kaplan obtained his Ph.D. in development economics from Göttingen University in 2018. His research covers the socio-economic effects and the political economy of international trade and development finance.
Recently, Dr. Kaplan researches the effects and mechanisms behind China’s extending engagement with the African continent and is engaged in a project on China in Africa funded by the Leibniz Association. In this framework, Dr. Kaplan utilizes a broad range of methods and data (geospatial data, primary data collection in the Global South). His research aims to inform recent policy debates. In that respect, he is co-organizing the Digital Development Dialogue (3D) seminar series, which brings together development practice and research in a digestible format.
- Gehring, K., Kaplan, L.C. and Wong, M.‘ China and the World Bank: How Contrasting Development Approaches Affect State Stability. Journal of Development Economics, 158, 102902. [Media/Blogs: Monkey Cage, Ökonomenstimme, The First Tranche]
- Kaplan, L.C., Kuhnt, J. and Steinert, J.I. (2020). Do no harm? Field research in the Global South: ethical challenges faced by research staff. World Development 127 (March), forthcoming. [Media/Blogs: Democracy in Africa, DIE Current Column, EADI]
- Kaplan, L. C., Kohl, T., and Martínez‐Zarzoso, I. (2018). Supply‐chain Trade and Labor Market Outcomes: The Case of the 2004 European Union Enlargement. Review of International Economics, 26(2), 481-506. [Media/Blogs: El País, Telos EU, Ökonomenstimme]