Birgit Meyer

Birgit Meyer is Assistant Professor at the Institute of International Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). Before joining the WU, she worked for the World Bank, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and the University of Kiel, where she obtained her PhD in 2016. Her research interests are in the field of International Trade and Development Economics. Her work particularly focuses on the determinants and effects of foreign direct investment, and the effectiveness and allocation of foreign aid.

Content by Birgit Meyer
  • Blog post

    Aid-financed infrastructure promotes foreign direct investments

    The link between aid and private investment is not well understood. Could aid-financed infrastructure investments encourage higher foreign direct investment? The authors present the results of a new composite index of infrastructure to estimate direct and indirect impacts of aid for infrastructure on FDI. Official development assistance (ODA) and foreign direct investment...

    3 May 2016 | Julian Donaubauer, Birgit Meyer, Peter Nunnenkamp

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    Who benefits from aid-for-trade?

    Both donors and recipients can benefit from aid, yet aid-for-trade seems to benefit the exports of middle-income countries most, rather than the developing economies for which it was designed Susan Strange, the pioneer of modern international political economy, repeatedly asked her essential Latin question: “Cui Bono?” Translated as, “Who benefits?” the question...

    22 Oct 2014 | Philipp Hühne, Birgit Meyer, Peter Nunnenkamp