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Sabine Liebenehm Assistant Professor

3E70 - Agriculture Building, 51 Campus Drive

Research Area(s)

  • Development economics
  • Behavioural and experimental economics
  • Social networks
  • Socioeconomic impact assessment
  • Poverty and vulnerability analysis


Agricultural and Resource Economics

Other Affiliations

Department of Economics, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan

Research Training Groups Transformation of Global Agri-Food Systems (RTG 1666) and Globalization and Development (RTG 1723) at the Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany

Research Interests

My research interests cover different fields of agricultural and applied microeconomics, in particular, connecting behavioral and experimental economics to development and agricultural economics. In my recent research projects, I’m studying the temporal stability of risk attitudes. I’m further interested whether changes in risk attitudes lead to changes in economic decision-making. Furthermore, I’m investigating the link between behavioral attitudes and how households share risks with each other in social networks.


2015 PhD in Economics, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany (summa cum laude)
2008 MSc. in Economics, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Selected Recent Publications

Weyori, A., S. Liebenehm and H. Waibel (2019): Returns to Livestock Disease Control - A Panel Data Analysis in Togo. European Review of Agricultural Economics, jbz031, https://doi.org/10.1093/erae/jbz031.

Liebenehm, S. (2018). Temporal Stability of Risk Attitudes and the Impact of Adverse Shocks - A Panel Data Analysis from Thailand and Vietnam. World Development 102 (2018): 262-274.

Liebenehm, S., B. Bett, C. Verdugo and M. Said (2016). Optimal Drug Control under Risk of Drug Resistance – the Case of African Animal Trypanosomosis. Journal of Agricultural Economics 67(2): 510-533.

Liebenehm, S. and H. Waibel (2014). Simultaneous Estimation of Risk and Time Preferences among Small-Scale Cattle Farmers in West Africa. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 96(5): 1420-1438.

Selected Awards

Josef G. Knoll European Science Award for PhD Thesis
Hans H. Ruthenberg Award for Graduates for MSc. Thesis

Past/Current Funding Sources

I acknowledge funding from the German Research Foundation for my PhD Project in Mali and Burkina Faso and my Post-Doc Project in Northeastern Thailand and the European Commission for being part of an Interdisciplinary Research Project in Togo, Ethiopia and Mozambique.