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Dr Marion Krämer

Curriculum Vitae

Marion Krämer has been working at DEval since November 2018. She graduated in economics with a focus on development economics and empirical economic research (M. Sc.) from the University of Heidelberg and hold a PhD in development economics (Dr. rer. pol.) from the University of Göttingen. In her PhD she applied different methods of rigorous impact evaluation (Randomized controlled trial, regression discontinuity design, etc.) in order to assess the impact of different child nutrition interventions in low- and middle-income countries. In this context, she not only designed and implemented the nutrition interventions, but also led several large-scale quantitative data collections on the school-, household and individual level in rural India. As post-doctoral researcher in the research training group „Transformation of Global Agri-Food Systems“ (GlobalFood) at the University of Göttingen she worked on topics related to food and nutrition security, health and social security.  In addition to her fieldwork in India she conducted qualitative research in Bolivia and Bangladesh.  

Ms. Krämer gathered relevant practical experiences in development cooperation during several internships, consultancies and research stays among others at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and at the UNICEF headquarters in New York.

Key qualifications

  • Rigorous Impact Evaluation (Experimental und quasi-experimental methods)
  • (Large) quantitative (household)surveys in low- and middle-income countries
  • Thematic specializations in food and nutrition security as well as social security

Selected Publications

Krämer M, Kumar S, Vollmer M (2018), "Improving Children Health and Cognition: Evidence from a School-Based Nutrition Intervention in India", Courant Centre Discussion Paper 247.

Krämer M, Kumar A, Kumar S, Vollmer M (2018), "Can double-fortified salt in school mid-day meals help reduce anaemia? Ideas for India", URL: https://www.ideasforindia.in/topics/human-development/can-double-fortified-salt-in-school-mid-day-meals-help-reduce-anaemia1.html (Abruf 20.12.2018).

Krämer M, Kupka R, Subramanian SV, Vollmer S (2016), "Association between household unavailability of iodized salt and child growth: evidence from 89 demographic and health surveys", American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 104 (4): 1093-1100.

Current evaluations