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Research programme
  • Growth and the economy

  • Dr Ralph Hippe

    Post Doctoral Researcher

    Ralph works on the project entitled ‘Green growth and a new industrial revolution’, directed by Dr Roger Fouquet and financed by the Global Green Growth Institute.


    Ralph holds a PhD in Economics from University of Strasbourg, BETA/CNRS (France) and University of Tuebingen (Germany) (summa cum laude). His thesis focused on human capital formation and economic growth.

    Ralph was awarded the Best Dissertation Prize by the Franco-German University in 2014. He has been the recipient of 3 further dissertation prizes in France and Germany by Société des Amis des Universités de l’Académie de Strasbourg, by RWT Reutlinger Wirtschaftstreuhand GmbH and by Chapitre de Saint-Thomas (“Prix Koch” in economic, business and legal sciences).

    He is currently a Visiting Researcher at IDDRI/Sciences Po Paris. Previously, he worked as a Research Assistant at Sciences Po Strasbourg and the University of Tuebingen.

    Ralph also holds Master’s degrees in business administration and management from Ecole de Management Strasbourg (Very good) and University of Tuebingen (Very good). He wrote his Master’s thesis at Banque de France.

    Ralph speaks English, French, Spanish, German and some Italian.



    Research interests

    • Green growth
    • Human capital
    • Structural change
    • Economic development
    • Spatial and regional analysis
    Working paper  17 March, 2015

    The human capital transition and the role of policy

    Paper seeks to investigate how industrialised economies managed to achieve the transition from low to high levels of human capital, and goes on to identify lessons for green growth. read more »

    Working paper  18 February, 2015

    Why did the knowledge transition occur in the West and not in the East? ICT and the role of governments in Europe, East Asia and the Muslim world

    The invention of a new ICT, the printing press, may have been a fundamental turning point in knowledge transition. But did Gutenberg’s printing press succeed in Europe because of, or … read more »

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    Announcement  3 December, 2014

    Grantham researcher awarded Best Dissertation Prize from Franco-German University

    Ralph Hippe was recently awarded the Best Dissertation Prize by the Franco-German University for his PhD thesis in Economics read more »

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    Conferences 26 Mar 2015

    Green Growth and the New Industrial Revolution

    Keynote Speakers Professor Cameron Hepburn, University of Oxford and Grantham Research Institute Simon Upton, Environment Director, OECD Chairs Professor Dame Judith Rees, Grantham Research Institute Professor Sam Fankhauser, Grantham Research … read more »


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