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Dr. Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Habilitand)

Universitätsstr. 105, Room 2.09
44789 Bochum

Phone: +49-(0)234 / 32-25153

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Academic Affiliations


Fields of Expertise

  • Environmental and Energy Economics
  • Institutional Economics
  • Rentier State Theory
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Economics of Terrorism
  • Bioeconomics


2015 Ph.D. Ruhr-Universität Bochum (summa cum laude)
2007 Diplom-Ökonom Ruhr-Universität Bochum
2004 Intermediate Diploma (Diplom-Vorprüfung) Ruhr-Universität Bochum (2,4 gut)

2002 B.A. in General Economics UNEC (with "red diploma")


Selected Presentations

Is Waste-to-Energy an Effective Strategy to Increase the Resource Efficiency of the Economy? A Panel Data Approach to Circular Economy in the EU, AIQUAV CONFERENZA 2017 "Qualità della vita e Sostenibilità” 30. November - 2. December 2017, Florence, Italy

EU Action on Nutrition and its Doscontents (Poster Presentation), 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security, 3-6. December 2017, Cape Town, South Africa

Intersectoral Elasticity Model and Elite Dynamics in the Petroleum-Exporting MENA-States, Workshop New Political Economy Perspektives of the Middle East, 27.10.2017, Oxford Department of International Development, Oxford, UK

A Model of the Decaying Rentier State, Annual Conference of French Environmental and Resource Economists, 12-14.09.2017, Nancy, France

Nonrenewable Resource Rents and Tax Base Erosion in the Labor Surplus Economies, Annual EADI Conference, 20-22.08.2017, Bergen, Norway

Hubbertian Revenue Distribution and a Dynamic Model of the Rent-Seeking Incentive, Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Energy Economists, 29.06-02.07.2017, Athens, Greece

Hotelling Rule for the Low and High Income Countries and Differences in their Resource Depletion Strategies, 5-6. September 2016, 5th International PhD Conference on International Development, University of East Anglia, UK

Revenue Management and the Impact of the Resource-Abundance on Economic Development, 20.01.2014, African Mining Academy, Yaounde, Cameroon

Azerbaijan's Experience in Oil Contract Negotiations and Revenue Management, 21.01.2014, African Mining Academy, Yaounde, Cameroon

Ein Vergleich der türkischen Gemeinde in Deutschland und der mexikanischen Gemeinde in den USA, WWU Münster, Germany

Caspian Oil Game and National Interests, 21.01.2001, International Economics Conference, Tbilisi State University, Georgia




  • Cambridge Energy Research Group
  • European and French Associations for Environmental and Resource Economics
  • The International Society of Dynamic Games
  • International Input-Output Association
  • International Political Economy Society
  • World Economics Association

Journal Refereeing

The Energy Journal, Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy, Journal of Economics and Management, International Journal of the Commons, Forest Policy and Economics, International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Energy, Economic Theory Bulletin, Economics Letters, International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, Energies


  • Megos Desalegne Gelagay (2018) The Impact of Irrigation Technology on Household Food Security: The Case of Autonomous Adaptation Project (PAA) of Ethiopia in Adami-Tullu Jido-Kombolcha
  • Baasansuren Enkhtungalag (2018) Assessing the Effect of Financial Incentives on Teacher Recruiment and Retentioan in Rural Areas of Mongolia
  • Ouma, Linda (2017) Impact of Agricultural Microfinance on Household Maize Output and Food Availability for Smallholder Farmers in Dodoma. A Case Study from BRAC Maendeleo Tanzania
  • Zacharias, Lara (2017) An Analysis of Time Required for Equilibrating Adjustment in the Neoclassical Growth Models
  • Henke, Johannes (2007) Entwicklungshemmnisse in rohstoffreichen Staaten am Beispiel Äquatorialguineas
  • Blick, Nuwe (2017/18) Rural electrification in Agricultural growth: A case study of the National Rural Electrification Program in Uganda 
  • Alkurish, Hashem (2017/2018) The determinants of the financing structure. Case Study: The listed SMEs on the Nile Stock Exchange in Egypt
  • Ferrari, Mattia (2016/2017) Privatization in Network Industries: Access and Poverty.
  • Ehsan, Sadiq (2015/2016) Determinants of the Development of Oil Industry in Shebarghan Province of Afghanistan.
  • Murache, Adrian (2015/2016) Investment Environment and Business Opporunities for Moldovan Migrants – Investment Hindrances and Their Remedies through Implementation of the Program on Attracting Remittances into the Economy (PARE 1+1).
  • Mqnobi, Njoko (2015/2016) Access to post-secondary education information and its impact on student of rural origin's access to higher education: A case of two Schools in Ntabamhlophe, KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Sharipova, Gulshod (2014/15) Evaluation of the Poverty Reduction Programme in the National Development Strategy of Tajikistan.
  • Siphatise, Dyongo (2015) The Impact of the Mining Sector on the Civil Society in Mali.
  • Asadov, Sardar (2015) Oil Abundance and Poverty Reduction in Azerbaijan.
  • Buschke, Hanna (2014): Social Remittances of Ghanian Migrants. A Study of How the Value Shift of Migrants Influences the Development of Ghana.
  • Devirkyan, Rubina (2014): Impact of Participation on Rural Development in Armenia.
  • Herrera Leon, Diana (2014): Social Capital, Income Inequality and the Level of Income and Their Relationship with Violence in Urban Areas in El Salvador. Case Study: Temporary Income Support Program (PATI).
  • Jafr, Sirvan (2014): Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment Inflow to the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.
  • Noor, Tani (2013): Developmental Cooperation of Afghanistan in the Field of Export Promotion.
  • Ghebrezghabiher, Solomon (2012): Overlapping Membership and Intra-Regional Trade: A Case Study of COMESA and ECOWAS.
  • Kausya, Leonard Kwinga (2012): Governance Structure and Public Policy Effectiveness: The Case of Black Economic Empowerment Enterprise Development Policy in Cape Town, South Africa.


How to contact us

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr University Bochum

Room 2.04
Universitaetsstr. 105
D-44789 Bochum

E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone:   +49-(0)234 / 32-22418
or   32-22243
Fax:   +49-(0)234 / 32-14-294

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Latest Publications

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein, Dr. Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada & Mattia Ferrari: Privatization and the Role of Sub-National Governments in the Latin American Power Sector: A Plea for less Subsidiarity?, in: International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, Volume 8, No. 1, pp. 95-103

Britta Niklas: Impact of Annual Weather Fluctuations on Wine Production in Germany, in: Journal of Wine Economics, Volume 12/2017, No. 4, pp. 436-445
Britta Niklas, Karl Storchmann & Nick Vink: Fairtrade Wine Price Dispersion in the United Kingdom, in: Journal of Wine Economics, Volume 12/2017, No. 4, pp. 446-456

Khafagy, Amr: Regulation, supervision and deposit insurance for financial cooperatives: an empirical investigation. In: Annals of Finance (online first)

More information: "Publications / New Publications"

IEE on Tour

March 11 - 26:
Dr. Gabriele Bäcker
in South Africa and Namibia for evaluation, conference and institutional visit purposes.

March 17 - 24:
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein and Bettina Löwenstein
in Gordon's Bay and Cape Town/South Africa for the final meeting for the EUSA_ID project

March 17 - 28:
Britta Niklas
in Gordon's Bay and Cape Town/South Africa for the final meeting for the EUSA_ID project as well as a meeting for the DAAD African Excellence Centre UWC

April 04 - 06:
Dr. Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada
at the University of Orleans, France, presenting at the International Conference "Environmental Economics: a focus on Natural Resources"

IEE on Field Research

Raffael Beier has a research stay at the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague/The Netherlands from mid-March to mid-May 2018.

Ruth Knoblich spends a research period for her PhD as an EUSA-ID Scholar at the University of Cape Town/South Africa from January 2017 to April 2018.

Anne Siebert is at the University of Ghana, Legon, Accra und University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana, from 25th February to 9th April, 2018, for field research.