Welcome to my website, my name is Philipp Kollenda.

I am a development economist, currently finishing my PhD at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Tinbergen Institute.

My professional ambition is to help people and organizations combine data with rigorous methodologies to generate evidence that allows us to improve people’s livelihoods through sustainable economic development. Read more about my motivation.

In my research, I study how impact investors pursue financial returns and social impact; and how farmers collectively negotiate higher prices and access to value chains. I also teach and present my research.