Svenja Flechtner is a Post-doc research assistant at the department of International and Institutional Economics of the European University Flensburg/Germany. Prior to her doctoral degree in economics (2016), she obtained degrees in Governance & Public Policy and Languages, Economics and Cultural Studies from the University of Passau.
Svenja’s research interests focus on inequality and economic and social development. Besides her research in behavioural development economics, she has been studying and working on Latin American economies and societies. In particular, she is interested in the Dominican Republic. With Stephan Panther, she has analysed the middle-income trap from a political economy perspective, with a particular reference to Latin American countries. At the LAC, she wants to bring forward an in-depth country study of economic growth from a political economy in the Dominican Republic. For a list of publications and projects, please have a look at her website.