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Dr. rer. pol. Elena Groß

Contact

postal address:
Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies
University of Bayreuth
95440 Bayreuth

Fon: +49 (0) 921 - 55 6107

https://www.uni-bayreuth.de/de/forschung/profilfelder/advanced-fields/afrikastudien/mitwirkende/Gross_-Elena/index.php
E-Mail: elena.gross@uni-bayreuth.de

Research Interests:

Program and Impact Evaluation Methods, Development Aid Effectiveness, Water and Sanitation, Improved Agricultural Practices and Farmer’s Behavior, Health economics, Migration, Sub-Saharan Africa

 

Academic Vita:

Since 2014 PostDoc, University of Bayreuth, Chair of Development Economics
2012-2013 PostDoc, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Chair of Development Economics
2013 Interim Professor, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Chair of Development Economics, Prof. Stephan Klasen, PhD.
2009-2012 PhD Student, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Chair of Development Economics, Research and Teaching assistant
2011 Research Fellow, University of Stellenbosch and Cape Town, South Africa, Economics Department
2005-2009 Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Diploma in Economics with major in International Economics and Development Economics, Thesis title: Well-being of Youth with Migration Background in Germany
2001-2005 Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt Nürtingen-Geislingen, Graduate in business administration with major in: Global Economics, Economics Law, Business Psychology

 

Affiliations:

PostDoc at the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), University of Bayreuth
Affiliation to the "Development Economics Research Group" of Prof. Dr. Stephan Klasen, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

 

Projects:

2014 Evaluation of the Dutch ORET Fund 2007-2012 in cooperation with Erasmus University Rotterdam, funded by Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Policy and Evaluation Department (IOB): Principal Investigator Ghana and Sudan Projects
2014-2018 Impact Evaluation of the Dutch Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) in cooperation with Erasmus University Rotterdam, funded by Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RvO): Principle Investigator Ghana Projects
2013 HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation (Swiss NGO) - Water & Sanitation, Impact Evaluation Northern Benin (Borgou): Co-Principle Investigator
2008-2010 Impact Evaluation Project of the national drinking water supply and sanitation program in rural Benin behalf of Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Policy and Evaluation Department (IOB), German Ministry of Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW): PhD student
This project won the PEGNet Best Practice Award for effective cooperation between research and practice in 2012.

 

Refereed Publication:

Gross, Elena, and Isabel Günther. 2014. "Why do households invest in sanitation in rural Benin: Health, wealth, or prestige?". Water Resources Research (50): 8314–8329. Doi: 10.1002/2014WR015899.

 

Other Publications:

Gross, Elena, Isabel Günther and Youdi Schipper. 2013. "Women: Walking and Waiting for Water: The Time Value of Public Water Supply. Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity and Growth". Discussion Paper No. 134. Courant Research Centre PEG.
Gross, Elena and Stephan Klasen. 2012. "Linkages between economic and health outcomes: Options for interventions for better health". In: Kappas, M., U. Groß and D. Kelleher (eds.). Global health – A Challenge for Interdisciplinary Research. Göttingen: Universitätsverlag, 37-44.

 

Working Papers:

Groß, Elena, Isabel Günther and Youdi Schipper. 2016. "Public water provision under information asymmetries: Improved water sources causing unsafe water handling". Working Paper (submitted).
Gross, Elena and Ossama Elshiewy. 2016. "A Random-Utility Model for Analyzing Determinants of Choosing Improved Public Water Sources". Working Paper (submitted).
Gross, Elena and Felicitas Nowak-Lehmann. 2016. "What effect does development aid have on productivity in recipient countries?". Working Paper (submitted).
Asiedu, Edward and Elena Gross. 2015. "Can differences in benefits affect irrigation schemes? Experimental Evidence from Northern Ghana". Working Paper.

 

Contributions to Policy Reports

IOB (2015). Work in Progress. Evaluation of the ORET Programme: Investing in Public Infrastructure in Developing Countries. IOB Evaluation No. 402.
IOB/BMZ (2011). The risk of vanishing effects: Impact evaluation of drinking water supply and sanitation projects in rural Benin. Report.