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Visiting Research Fellows

Margit Mayer

Period: Autumn semester, 2014

Professor Margit Mayer, Department of Political Science John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität, Berlin, is a Humboldt Guest Professor at the Department of Sociology and Work Science, and GCGD University of Gothenburg.

Margit Mayer has taught comparative and North American politics at Freie Universität Berlin since 1990 and is associate fellow at the Center for Metropolitan Studies at Technical University Berlin. Her research focuses on comparative politics, urban and social politics and social movements.

She has published on various aspects of contemporary urban politics, urban theory, (welfare) state restructuring and social movements. She co-authored Nonprofits in the Transformation of Employment Policies (2004), co-edited Urban Movements in a Globalising World (2000), Cities for People not for Profit (2013), and Neoliberal Urbanism and Its Contestations (2013).

She served as editorial board member of The International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, on the Editorial Committee of the book series "Studies in Urban and Social Change" (Blackwell).

Sylvanus Kwaku Afesorgbor

Period: October 6 - 30, 2014

Sylvanus Kwaku Afesorgbor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Statistics from University of Ghana, a Master’s degree in Economics of Development from the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University, Netherlands and currently studying for his PhD in Economics at Aarhus University, Denmark.

His PhD thesis is on the topic “Essays on International Economics and Development”. His research interests are in the area of Economic Integration, International Trade, Development Aid, Economic Development, Income Inequality and Applied Econometrics.

Sylvanus has lectured in Universities in Ghana, Netherlands and Denmark in Economics, Statistics, Research methods, Data Analysis and International Trade, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Sylvanus has a number of publications as working papers and a published article in a refereed Journal in good ranking. He has presented research papers in a myriad number of international conferences such European Trade Study Group ( Munich, Sept 2014), International Network for Economic Research Workshop, Loughborough, UK, (Jan 2014).

He has worked as Consultant for ILC Africa, US Educational Consultancy based in Ghana. His research has received some international recognition with some awards; these include Professor Hans Opschoor Award for Best Research Paper (ISS), a grant by German Research Committee for Development Economics to present at Seventh Annual Conference (2011) in Berlin and a grant by African Development Bank to present at the Eighth Annual African Economic Conference (2013) in Johannesburg.

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