Tilman Brück on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individual behaviour and welfare

WIDER Seminar Series

Tilman Brück will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 30 March.


Tilman discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individual behaviour and welfare in Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Uganda using data from phone surveys created and collected by the Life with Corona Africa organization.

About the speaker

Professor Tilman Brück is a development economist analysing the behaviour and the welfare of poor and vulnerable people and households in conflict-affected, fragile and humanitarian emergency settings, how policies and programmes can support people in such settings and how to conduct research in such settings. Tilman is Head of the Research Group “Economic Development and Food Security” at the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops in Großbeeren near Berlin, Founder and Director of ISDC - International Security and Development Center in Berlin, and Professor of Food Security, State Fragility and Climate Change at the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Greenwich. He is also the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Households in Conflict Network, the Principal Investigator of the Life with Corona Survey and the Life in Kyrgyzstan Study and a co-founder of the Global Young Academy. Tilman Brück studied economics at the Universities of Glasgow and Oxford and obtained a doctorate in economics from the University of Oxford.  

WIDER Seminar Series

The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. It provides a forum for senior and early-career researchers, both in-house and external, to present recent and ongoing work related to UNU-WIDER’s current work programme.

In addition to providing a forum for both academic debate and training, the series presents an opportunity for policy makers and others interested in development to learn about the latest research methods and findings.

In spring 2021, the Seminar Series events take place on Wednesdays. All those interested are invited to register and attend via Zoom.