Main research interests
- Climate change, agriculture, and poverty
- Resource-based development
Manfred Wiebelt is a development economist whose research focuses on the interactions between policies, economic growth and poverty, primarily using computable general equilibrium (CGE) and micro-simulation modeling. Past research focuses on evaluating structural adjustment and stabilization programs, designing sustainable management strategies for tropical forests and other natural resources, operationalizing pro-poor growth strategies, and assessing the impacts of climate change and other external risks. He has worked with governments and researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa and the MENA region, and in Bolivia, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Nepal, often flanked by measures to enhance local capacities for evidence-based policy making at ministries, central banks, statistical offices, and universities and research institutes in these countries.