RUB Research School


Name Erdogan , Ceren
Research field /
Career stage doctoral researcher
Home university/institution Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)
Department/Research unit at home university/institution Economics
Chair/Working group at home institution Chair of International Economics

International activity

Country Botswana
Location Gaborone
University /
Fund Research School PR.INT
Type of activity field research
Period No dates specified
Keywords /
Report With funding from the RUB Research School I was able to conduct field research for the self-authored and most important paper of my PhD thesis. I spent 6 weeks in Gaborone, Botswana conducting expert interviews and data analysis on regional financial integration at the SADC Secretariat and GIZ offices. Given the sensitive nature of working with internal SADC data and interviewing SADC employees, it was essential to be there personally, in order to foster mutual trust and cooperation and ensure the reliability of my results. During my stay I also made contact with future collaboration partners and got an insight to future career opportunities outside of academia.