Current Position: Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Vienna
Simon Heß holds a Ph.D. from Goethe University and studies micro-economic research questions in the context of low-income countries, using remote sensing data and data on social and economic networks. His research focuses on adapting and applying experimental methods to assess the impact of anti-poverty interventions on social structures and the environment. He is especially interested in how interventions affect inter-household networks, and how such networks mediate the effects of interventions on economic outcomes. Prior to his Ph.D. studies, he has been working with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the KfW-Entwicklungsbank in Ghana.