Signe Nelgen

Signe Nelgen, a German national, has been a PhD student in the School of Economics at the University of Adelaide in Adelaide, Australia since 2009. Her previous studies were at the universities of Hamburg and Mainz in Germany. Her areas of interest include international and development economics. In between her German and Australian studies she worked as a Research Assistant in 2008 on a World Bank research project on Global Distortions to Agricultural Incentives, 1955-2007 (, and before that at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics.

Content by Signe Nelgen
  • Blog post

    Incentives in support of agriculture in the East African Community

    Since the East African Community (EAC) common market protocol was ratified in 2009, tremendous progress has been made in reducing transport and logistics costs as well as barriers to trade. However, that pace of regional cooperation appears to have slowed. To achieve regional objectives in the EAC, a more concerted effort could instil trust in the benefits of integration....

    18 Nov 2019 | Derek Apell, Signe Nelgen, Kym Anderson

  • Project

    State support for the agricultural sector in the EAC

    As the members of the East African Community (EAC) negotiate the harmonisation of their domestic and border tax policies, agriculture and food security remain among the prioritised key areas of cooperation. Given the vital role of the agricultural sector and the importance of improving food security in EAC countries, policymakers face strong political incentives to consider...

    21 Feb 2018 | Kym Anderson, Signe Nelgen, Derek Apell