Alumni profile

Kirsten Wiebe

Thesis: Quantitative assessment of sustainable development and growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2012

Promotor(s): Pierre Mohnen & Adriaan van Zon

Kirsten S. Wiebe studied Econometrics and Operations Research at Maastricht University (Bachelor of Science 2005, Master of Science 2006), spending one semester abroad at Handelshögsskolan in Gothenburg, Sweden (focus on international and environmental economics). In June 2012, she successfully defended her dissertation on 'Quantitative assessment of sustainable development and growth in Sub-Saharan Africa' at the United Nations University Institute UNU-MERIT in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Between Dec 2012 and February 2013 she spent three months at the Centre for Integrated Sustainability Analysis, School of Physics, University of Sydney, funded by the DAAD Postdoc Fellowship programme. She was a volunteer in Kinshasa, DR Congo in 2006 and has been working as a researcher at the Institute of Economic Structures Research in Osnabrück, Germany (GWS mbH) from 2007 to 2014. After spending 1.5 years as an Economist at OECD, contributing to the OECD-WTO project on Trade in Value Added, she is now employed as a researcher at the Industrial Ecology programme of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Her main research interests are input-output analysis, macroeconometric modelling, sustainable development, environmental and energy economics, international climate change economics and economic and policy modelling in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Selected publications by Kirsten Wiebe