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- Professor Development Economics
Prof Dr C. Elbers (FEWEB, Development Economics) is the Desmond Tutu Chair Holder of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. He studied econometrics and mathematical economics at the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands and obtained his doctoral degree from the VU University of Amsterdam. From 1984, he is a member of the Development Research Group in the Economics department at the VU University and as of 1994. The Development Research Group focuses on applied microeconomic research in developing countries, in particular countries in Sub-Sahara Africa. Chris Elbers is fellow of the European Union Development Network (EUDN), the Tinbergen Institute, and is director of the Amsterdam Institute for International Development (AIID). His main research activities are in the fields of poverty measurement and impact evaluation