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Dr Helge Zille

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Helge Zille joined DEval in October 2022. Previously, he completed a PhD at the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen, with a stay at Columbia University in New York. In his dissertation, he studied economic and industrial development in Myanmar and Vietnam, as well as international trade and armed conflicts. Before his PhD studies, he already worked on Myanmar and Vietnam as a consultant for the United Nations University – World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER). He gained further experience in international cooperation as an intern at the German embassy in Colombia, as well as a staff member at the Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK). Helge Zille studied Economics (B.Sc.) at the Universities of Heidelberg and Valencia, and Global Development (M.Sc.) at the University of Copenhagen.

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Selected Publications

Schneider, S. H., Gödderz, A., Zille, H., Sassenhagen, N. (2023): Who supports feminist development policy? Evidence from Germany, in: European Journal of Politics and Gender (early view)

Rand, J., F. Tarp, N. Trifkovic, H. Zille (2019), “Industrial Agglomeration in Myanmar”. WIDER Working Paper 2019/3. Helsinki: UNU-WIDER.

Berkel, H., M. Cardona, H. Hansen, J. Rand, P. Castro Rodriguez, N. Trifkovic, E. de Witte, K. S. Latt, F. Tarp, H. Zille (2018), “Myanmar Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Survey 2017: Descriptive Report”. Helsinki: UNU-WIDER.

Ayala-cantu, L., T. Beni, T. Markussen, G. Narciso, C. Newman, A. Singh, S. Singhal, F. Tarp, H. Zille (2017). “Characteristics of the Vietnamese Rural Economy: Evidence from a 2016 Rural Household Survey in 12 Provinces of Viet Nam”. Helsinki: UNU-WIDER.

Zille, H. (2023), “Brothers in Arms, Brothers in Trade? Measuring the Effect of Violent Conflicts on Trade with Third-Party Countries“. DERG Working Paper Series 22-2023. Copenhagen: Development Economics Research Group.

Zille, H. (2022), “The Political Economy of Interstate Conflicts and Industrial Development”. Doctoral Dissertation. Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen.



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Dr Helge Zille


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