Cornelia Staritz

Ms. Cornelia Staritz
Senior Research Associate
1090 Vienna, Sensengasse 3

Cornelia Staritz is an Economist with a research focus on international trade, global value chains and production networks, private sector development and commodities & development. She has been Senior Researcher at ÖFSE since May 2011. Furthermore she is a Research Associate at Policy Research on International Services and Manufacturing (PRISM) at the Department of Economics at the University of Cape Town.

Research Areas:

  • Development economics and policy
  • International trade
  • Global value chains and production networks
  • Private sector development
  • Commodities & development



  • Austrian Foundation for Development Research (ÖFSE) (since 2011)
  • Policy Research in International Services and Manufacturing (PRISM) at University of Cape Town (UCT) (since 2013)
  • International Trade Department of the World Bank, Washington D.C. (2008-2010)
  • Ph.D. Fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (DOC-team) (2006-2008)
  • Fulbright scholarship for Ph.D. in the US (2005-2006)
  • Institute for International Economics and Development, Vienna University of Economics and Business (2003-2005)

Research stays


Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Romania, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland


  • Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna
  • School for Slavonic and Eastern European Studies (SSEES), University College London (UCL), UK
  • Centre for the Study of Political Economy (CSPE), University of Manchester, UK
  • United Nations University WIDER (World Institute for Development Economics Research), Helsinki, Finland


  • ADA-Austrian Development Agency
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • The World Bank
  • Capturing the Gains Research Project at the University of Manchester

Teaching experience

  • University of Applied Sciences bfi Vienna (2011-2012)
  • Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna (2003-2010)
  • Vienna University of Economics and Business (2003-2005)


  • Ph.D. in Economics from the New School for Social Research, New York (2008)
  • Doctorate in Economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business (2011)
  • Master degrees in Economics and Commerce from the Vienna University of Economics and Business (2003)

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