Professor, Head of Research Programme
German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), University of Goettingen
Jann Lay is Head of the Research Programme “Globalisation and Development” at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg, Germany. As adjunct professor, he also teaches development economics at the University of Goettingen. His work is on various facets of sustainable development in the Global South, in particular in Africa, including on (informal) employment and labour market, the impacts of commercial agricultural expansion, as well as issues related to energy, climate and development. He has published articles in various internationally renowned journals and is an experienced policy advisor. He has worked as a consultant for various multilateral organisations and the German Development Cooperation. He is member of the “European Expert Network on International Cooperation and Development” of the European Commission, and member of the Steering Committee of the Land Matrix Initiative (www.landmatrix.org). He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Goettingen and has previously worked at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.