Dr. Miriam Romero

Research themes
  • Land use and food security
  • Biodiversity
  • Methods
  • Food and nutrition
  • Urbanisation
Research countries
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • Pakistan
  • Thailand
  • Nepal
  • Burma/ Myanmar
Professional experience

01/19 - 12/20 Technical consultant in the Socio-economic Development & Policy Group at UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Bangkok

06/15 - 08/18 Research associate in the Collaborative Research Centre 990 (CRC990): Ecological and Socioeconomic Functions of Tropical Lowland Rainforest Transformation Systems (Sumatra, Indonesia) at the University of Göttingen, Göttingen

06/11 - 09/12 Trade lane executive at DHL Global Forwarding, Singapore 

07/10 - 12/10 Consular assistant at the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN and other International Organizations, Geneva

04/09 - 09/09 Assistant at the Mexican Business Council of Foreign Trade, Investment and Technology (COMCE), Mexico city


Ph.D in Agricultural Economics (University of Göttingen). Thesis: "Pro-environmental behavior among Indonesian oil palm smallholder: Understanding perceptions, intentions, and actions"

M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics (University of Hohenheim) Thesis: "Chinese agricultural investments and their impacts on rural households in Myanmar"

B.A. in International Trade (Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey ITESM)


Miriam E. Romero A., Steven Jaffee, Navneet Kumar.  2023.  The nascent state of urban food policy action in Asian cities.  Global Food Security, 38   . Further Information


Rudolf, K., Romero, M., Asnawi, R., Irawan, B., Wollni, M..  2020.  Effects of information and seedling provision on tree planting and survival in smallholder oil palm plantations.  Journal of Environmental Economics and Management , 104   . (Open Access)  


Romero, M., Wollni, W., Rudolf, K., Aswani, R., Irawan, B..  2019.  Promoting biodiversity enrichment in smallholder oil palm monocultures – Experimental evidence from Indonesia.  World Development , 124   .

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Miriam Romero

Senior Researcher


Economic and Technological Change


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