Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Internationaler Agrarhandel und Entwicklung

Who is teaching?

The summer school is carried out by a team from the International Agricultural Trade and Development Group at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin The team has broad experience in conducting similar training projects in different countries.


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Harald Grethe is Professor for International Agricultural Trade and Development at Humboldt-University of Berlin. Formerly, he was a Professor for Agricultural and Food Policy at the University of Hohenheim. His research interests include economic and agricultural development, economy-wide simulation modeling and the role of the agricultural sector in society at large. From 2012 to 2020, he chaired the Scientific Advisory Board on Agricultural Policy and Food at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Germany. Furthermore, he has worked as an expert for various institutions among which the European Commission, OECD, FAO and the World Bank.


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PD. Dr. Khalid Siddig brings more than 15 years of experience on economy-wide modeling, their use for economic and agricultural policy analysis, and developing their databases. He is experienced in offering professional trainings on economy-wide modeling (in e.g., in Egypt, Benin, Sudan, Germany, and the United States). Currently, at Humboldt-University of Berlin, he offers courses on applied CGE modeling, simulation modeling, and economics of agricultural and rural development. He also offered microeconomics, at Humboldt University of Berlin and the University of Khartoum and advanced policy modeling at the University of Hohenheim. He is an Associate Professor of agricultural economics at the University of Khartoum since 2012 and a Teaching/Research Associate at Humboldt University of Berlin since 2016. His research examines the interface between the production and use of water, energy, and food in developing countries under the dynamics of climate, population and policies. Acknowledging his contributions to the economy-wide modeling community in Africa and the Middle East, he is awarded the 2016-2019 Fellowship of the Center for Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), Purdue University, USA.


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Dr. Luckmann is lecturer and researcher at the International Agricultural Trade and Development Group of the Humboldt University in Berlin since 2016. He is well experienced in lecturing Master and Bachelor students in both German and English. He has thaught in a summer school on agricultural economics in Bhutan and on simulation modelling in Benin.
His research interests focus on economic modelling of the water sector. He developed a general equilibrium model centred on the water sector and published in several internationally peer-reviewed journals. He is associate editor of the journal Water Economics and Policy and is consultant for various international organizations.


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Zuhal Elnour is a senior research fellow at the International Agricultural Trade and Development Group of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She is also a senior researcher at the Agricultural Economics and Policy Research Center of the Agricultural Research Corporation in Sudan.
Her research interests include economic modelling, development economics and labor economics.  She developed a computable general equilibrium model to quantify the potential economy-wide impacts of education and training policies. Her current work focuses on using and developing economic modeling to analyze climate change impacts on human health in Sub-Sharan Africa. She has well experience in teaching economic modelling using the General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) in English.


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Ferike Thom has studied Economics and Agricultural Economics in Berlin, Germany and Madrid, Spain.
She has been a doctoral candidate at the Chair of International Agricultural Trade and Development at the Humboldt University of Berlin since 2018. Her research focuses on trade policy in the agricultural sector, its impact on the development of sector competitiveness and on global greenhouse gas emissions. She has experience in using and developing static and dynamic general equilibrium models as well as in highly complex partial equilibrium models.
She has several years of experience in teaching economics and economic modelling in German and English at BSc, MSc and PhD levels.