Oliver Ried, M.Sc.
Phone: +49 (0) 6421 28 23732
Office hours: on appointment
I am Research Assistant and PhD Student in the Research Group Development & Cooperative Economics. I am currently doing my PhD investigating the impact of foreign direct investments on migration in Africa.
My research interests lie at the intersection between Business Adminstration, Economics, and Political Science. I am fascinated by global relationships and resulting economic policy decisions.In my doctoral dissertation, I examine possible manoevers for European governments to promote investments of private enterprises in Africa in order to strengthen sustainable economic development. An independent evaluation of the strategy "mitigating migration by growth" is in the focus of my research.
Massive population growth on the African continent - the population is expected to double by 2050 - is an enourmous challenge but also an economic opportunity for Europe. Emerging markets for European enterprises emerge and economic upswing creates new partners for trade.
Increasing migration towards Europe, however, confronts European Governments with moral dilemmas and security threats, but also a potentially beneficial socio-economic challenge.
Research project (Oliver Ried & Michael Kirk):
European Investment Promotion in Africa as a Counter-Migration Initiative
2015 - 2017: Management consultant at McKinsey and Company Inc., Frankfurt
2014: Internship, PERI GmbH, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2012: Internship, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Frankfurt; Operations Control Center
2013 - 2015: Master of Science International Business, HEC Paris – Center for Geopolitics
2010 - 2013: Bachelor of Science Business Administration, University of Mannheim
2010 - 2015: Scholar of Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
2009 - 2010: Military service Gebirgsjägerbataillon (Light mountain infantry) 231, Bad Reichenhall
Ried, Oliver Thorsten: The Impact of a Warming Arctic on International Shipping: Transit Traffic along Arctic Routes – Developments, Opportunities and Imponderables, Göttingen, 2015