Institut für Ernährungswirtschaft und Verbrauchslehre

Kuhlgatz, Dr. Christian

Research Area

Food Aid, Food Security, Agricultural Productivity

 

Research Interests

Food security, food aid, agricultural trade policy, consumer behavior, impact assessment methods

Education and Training
Since
03/2012
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Food Economics and Consumption Studies. University of Kiel, Germany
10/2007 - 02/2012 Research Assistant at the Department of Food Economics and Consumption Studies. University of Kiel, Germany
04/2006 - 07/2007 MSc. in Agricultural Sciences. University of Kiel, Germany
Subject of the Master Thesis: “International Food Aid and Food Availability in Recipient Countries”
10/2006 - 08/2007 Student Assistant at the Chair of Food Economics. University of Kiel, Germany
04/2002 - 04/2006 BSc. in Agricultural Sciences. University of Kiel, Germany
Subject of the Bachelor Thesis: “Analysis of Inertial Demand Adjustment of Consumers in the USA”
04/2003 - 10/2003 Internship at Thormählenhof Poultry & Crop Farm, Neuendorf, Germany

 

Teaching

Courses held at the department:

  • Environmental Economics (Lecture)
  • Economics of the Food Sector (Lecture)
  • Empirical Demand Analysis in Food Economics (Computer Exercises)
  • Economics of the Food Sector (Tutorial)

 

PhD Thesis

An Econometric Analysis of Policy Measures for Improving Food Security and Welfare in Developing Countries

Publications

  • Kuhlgatz, C. and A. Abdulai (2012). Food Aid and Malnutrition in Developing Countries: Evidence from Global Food Aid Allocation. Journal of Development Studies Vol. 48(12), pp. 1765-1783.
  • Abdulai, A. and C. Kuhlgatz (2011). Food Security Policy - Developing Countries. In Lusk, J., Roosen, J. and J. Shogren: Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Food Consumption and Policy. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Kuhlgatz, C., A. Abdulai and C. B. Barrett (2010). Food aid allocation policies: coordination and responsiveness to recipient country needs. Agricultural Economics Vol. 41(3-4), pp. 319-327.
  • Abdulai, A., C. Kuhlgatz and S. Schmitz (2009). Empirical Investigation of Price Setting and Quantity Surcharges in the German Food Sector. Agribusiness: An International Journal. Vol. 25(3), pp. 1-19.
 

Presentations at Conferences

  • Kuhlgatz, C. and A. Abdulai (2011): Determinants and Welfare Impacts of Export Crop Cultivation – Empirical Evidence from Ghana. Paper presented at the 13th Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists in Zürich, Switzerland.
  • Kuhlgatz, C. and A. Abdulai (2011): Determinants and Welfare Impacts of Export Crop Cultivation – Empirical Evidence from Ghana. Paper presented at the Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet) Conference 2011 in Hamburg, Germany.
  • Kuhlgatz, C., A. Abdulai and C. B. Barrett (2009). Food Aid Allocation Policies: Donor Coordination and Responsiveness to the Needs of Recipient Countries. Paper presented at the 27th International Conference of Agricultural Economists in Beijing, China.
  • Nominated for the T.W. Schultz Prize for best contributed paper (oral) by a young IAAE member.

 

Participation at International Food Aid Conferences
02 - 04 May 2007 Food Aid: Exploring the Challenges. Hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in Berlin, Germany.
08 - 09 July 2010 Uniting on Food Assistance: Promoting Evidence-Based Transatlantic Dialogue and Convergence. 4th Transatlantic Dialogue on Humanitarian Action, hosted by the Global Public Policy Institute and Cornell University in Potsdam, Germany.