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Jun.-Prof. Dr. Magdalene Silberberger
Jun.-Prof. Dr.

Magdalene Silberberger

Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Juniorprofessur für Development Economics

+49 (0)2302 / 926-509
Management and Economics
Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 50
58448 Witten
+49 (0)2302 / 926-516
Curriculum vitae

Akademische Qualifikationen

Dr. rer. oek., Ruhr-Universität Bochum („Econometric Analyses of the Effects and Determinants of Regulation in Open Economies”)

Diplom-Ökonom, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, November 2008

Derzeitige Position

Seit Oktober 2015: Juniorprofessorin, Schwerpunkt Development Economics, Universität Witten/Herdecke

Frühere Positionen

Mai 2009 – September 2009, März 2010 – Oktober 2015
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Lehrstuhl für Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum

September 2009 – März 2010
Consultancy beim United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Trade and Economics Branch, Genf (Carlo-Schmid-Stipendium des DAAD)

November 2008 – August 2009
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt und Energie

Oktober 2003 – November 2008
Studium der Wirtschaftswissenschaft an der Bergischen Universität Wuppertal und an der Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris I

Konferenzen und Workshops


ETSG (European Trade Study Group) – Nineteenth Annual Conference, Florence, September 2017

PEGNet (Poverty, Equity and Growth Network) – Twelfth Annual Conference, Zürich, September, 2017

Australasian Trade Workshop 2017, Brisbane, March 2017

Development Studies Association Conference 2016, Oxford, September 2016

ETSG (European Trade Study Group) – Eighteenth Annual Conference, Helsinki, September 2016

Society for International Trade Theory, Topics in International Trade, Dublin, April 2016

21st Spring Meeting of Young Economists, Lisbon, March 2016

Royal Economic Society Symposium of Junior Researchers, Brighton, March 2016

Herrenhausen Conference (Volkswagen Foundation) - Long-Term Processes of Socio- Economic Development, Hannover, November 2015

PEGNet (Poverty Equity and Growth Network) – Tenth Annual Conference, Berlin, October 2015

ETSG (European Trade Study Group) – Seventeenth Annual Conference, Paris, September 2015

ETSG (European Trade Study Group) – Sixteenth Annual Conference, Munich, September 2014

16th Workshop “International Economics”, Göttingen, February 2014

14th  ZEW Summer Workshop - Trade and the Environment, October 2012

ETSG (European Trade Study Group) – Fourteenth Annual Conference, Leuven (Belgium), September 2012

ETSG (European Trade Study Group) – Twelfth Annual Conference, Lausanne (Switzerland), September 2010


(mit Joachim Zweynert): “Institutions in Development Research: Buzzword or Real Impact?”, 3rd Witten Conference on Institutional Change, Universität Witten/Herdecke, Dezember 2016



“Regulation, trade and economic growth” (mit Jens Königer), Economic Systems, Volume 40 (2), June 2016, Pages 308–322

“Trade in Pollutive Industries and the Stringency of Environmental Regulations” (mit Matthias Busse), Applied Economics Letters, Volume 20 (4), March 2013, Pages 320-323

Sonstige Publikationen

“Private Sector Development and Governance in Ghana” (mit Freda Asem, Matthias Busse and Robert Osei), International Growth Centre, Working Paper, April 2013

Under Review

“False Friends – Empirical Evidence on Trade  Policy Substitution in Regional Trade Agreements” (mit Frederik Stender)

“The Aftermath of Antidumping: Are Temporary Trade Barriers Really Temporary?” (mit Anja Slany und Frederik Stender)

Work in Progress

“Trade Agreements in Political Context” (mit Joachim Zweynert)

“Building Community Resilience to Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa: Endogenous Institutional Perspectives” (mit Jude Kimengsi)

“Sustaining Livelihoods in Forest Reserve Communities of Cameroon: The Role of Endogenous Cultural Institutions” (mit Jude Kimengsi)

“Illicit Financial Flows and their Impact on the Developing World” (mit Rogelio Madrueño)

“Fiscal Effects of South-South Cooperation in Sub-Sahara Africa”

“The Small Island that Could: The Private Sector as a Source of Mauritius’ high Regulatory Quality”

“Pollution Intensive Production and Regulation of the Environment – A Global Value Chain Approach”


(mit Joachim Zweynert) „Institutions in Development Research: Buzzword or Real Impact?”, Special Issue von Schmollers Jahrbuch. Journal of Contextual Economics, erscheint im November 2017