Roman Hoffmann joined the Vienna Institute of Demography as a research assistant in September 2016. Since 2012, he is a PhD candidate in economics at the University of Vienna, where he was employed at the Department of Economic Sociology before moving to the VID. He holds a degree in sociology and economics from the University of Munich. From March-May 2015 he was visiting researcher at the UP School of Economics in Manila, the Philippines.
In his research Roman focuses on issues related to poverty, health, and the environment in low and middle-income countries. In particular, he is interested in factors influencing the health and living condition of poor households and in the potential impact of policies and interventions in achieving sustainable improvements. In his dissertation, Roman studies the impact and utilization of an integrated community health program in the Philippines using a randomized controlled trial design. Besides his research on health and poverty, he is involved in projects on climate change and migration, environmental perceptions and behavior, the integration of refugees in host country labor markets, and the emergence of trust and reputation in networks. Among others, Roman has conducted empirical studies in cooperation with UNIDO, the City of Munich, as well as several non-governmental organizations.
Areas of Expertise
- Economic Development and Poverty Reduction
- Health in Developing Countries
- Climate Change & Mitigation
- Empirical Research Methods and Statistics
- Behavioral and Experimental Economics
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