Dr. Lukas Kornher

Research themes
  • Gender
  • Food and nutrition
  • Markets and services
  • Agriculture, land use, climate change
Research countries
  • Burkina Faso
  • Ghana
  • Senegal
Research projects

Project Coordinator Volatility III

https://www.zef.de/volatility.htm and www.foodmonitor.org



Markets and Trade (ZEF Doctoral Program)

Development Economics (AFECO Master Uni Bonn, with Alisher Mirzabaev and Zaneta Kubik)

Supervision of
ongoing doctoral theses

Fuad Hassan

Fatima Alfariany Milati

Shaibu Mellon Bedi

André Bueno Rezende de Castro


Professional experience

Post-Doctoral Researcher University of Kiel 2015-2018


Diplom Volkswirt (MSc. Economics) (University of Mannheim)

Dr. agrar (University of Bonn)

Research partners

Ghana: Lilitan Research Consultancy, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER)


Ethiopia: EEA

Bangladesh: BAU

Welthungerhilfe, IFPRI





A Adong, L Kornher, OK Kirui, J von Braun.  2021.  Conflict exposure and food consumption pathways during and after conflict: Evidence from Northern Uganda.  World Development, 147   . (Open Access)  
C Latka, T Heckelei, A Kuhn, HP Witzke, L Kornher.  2021.  CAP measures towards environmental sustainability—Trade opportunities for Africa?.  Q Open, 1(1)   . (Open Access)  
F. Hassan and L. Kornher.  2021.  Farm wage and rice price dynamics in Bangladesh.  Food Security, . (Open Access)  
I Bonuedi, N Gerber, L Kornher.  2021.  Intervening in Cash Crop Value Chains for Improved Nutrition: Evidence from Rural Sierra Leone.  The Journal of Development Studies, : 1-17   .
MA Usman, L Kornher, TG Sakketa.  2021.  Do non‐maternal adult female household members influence child nutrition? Empirical evidence from Ethiopia.  Maternal & Child Nutrition, 17   : e13123   . (Open Access)  


H. Kankwamba and L.Kornher.  2020.  Business registration and firm performance: A case of maize traders in Malawi..  Development in Practice, 30:7   : 850-861   .
L.Kornher and J. von Braun.  2020.  EU common agricultural policy-Impacts on trade with Africa and African agricultural development.  ZEF Discussion Paper, 294   .
Richartz, C., Abdulai, A. and Kornher, L..  2020.  Attribute Non-Attendance and Consumer Preferences for Online food products in Germany..  German Journal of Agricultural Economics, 69 (1)   : 31-48   .


H. Kankwamba and L.Kornher.  2019.  Performance, behaviour and organization of maize trading in Malawi.  Agricultural and Food Economics, 14(7)   . (Open Access)  
Kornher, L. und M. Kalkuhl.  2019.  The gains of coordination - When does regional cooperation for food security make sense?.  Global Food Security, 22   : 37-45   .
Kornher, L., M. Schellhorn and S. Vetter.  2019.  Disgusting or Innovative-Consumer Willingness to Pay for Insect Based Burger Patties in Germany.  Sustainability, 11(7)   . Further Information
Weber R. and L. Kornher.  2019.  Can one improve now-casts of crop prices in Africa? Google can..  ZEF Discussion Paper, 271   . Further Information


Kornher, L..  2018.  Maize markets in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) in the context of climate change.  Background paper for The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets (SOCO) 2018.   Further Information


Kornher, L. and Asante, F. A..  2016.  Stocks and Storage Behavior of Traders in Ghana: Insights from a Trader Survey.  In: Matthias Kalkuhl, Joachim v. Braun, Maximo Torero (eds.): Food Price Volatility and its implications for Food Security and Policy. Springer, Berlin.  
Kornher, L. and M. Kalkuhl.  2016.  "The Costs and Benefits of Regional Storage Cooperation on Grain Reserves: The Case of ECOWAS.  In: Matthias Kalkuhl, Joachim v. Braun, Maximo Torero (eds.): Food Price Volatility and its implications for Food Security and Policy. Springer, Berlin.  
Mujahid, I. and Kornher, L..  2016.  ASEAN Food Reserve and Trade: Review and Prospect.  In: Matthias Kalkuhl, Joachim v. Braun, Maximo Torero (eds.): Food Price Volatility and its implications for Food Security and Policy . Springer, Berlin.  


Kornher L. and M. Kalkuhl.  2015.  A Typology for Price-related Food and Nutrition Risks and Policy Responses.  Further Information
Kornher, L..  2015.  Food price volatility: the role of stocks and trade.  Doctoral thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn.  Further Information


Kornher, L. and M. Kalkuhl.  2013.  Food price volatility in developing countries and its determinants.  QJIA, 52(4)   : 277-308   .

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ZEF B: Department of Economic and Technological Change