Prof. Dr. Janina Isabel Steinert

Room: H.202a

Phone: 089/ 907793 - 321


Twitter: @jisteinert

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Research Focus

Prof. Steinert‘s (*1989) research focus lies primarily in the fields of global health and development economics. Research topics include the examination of inter-dependencies between poverty and disease, the prevention of domestic violence and HIV/AIDS, and the identification of ethical challenges in development research. In prior projects, she has implemented randomised controlled trials as well as behavioural games in countries of the Global South and has conducted several systematic reviews and meta-analyses.


Prof. Steinert studied Political Science at the University of Konstanz (Germany) and the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (France) and holds a Master’s degree and a DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford (UK). Prof. Steinert was a Post-Doc at the Development Economics department at the University of Göttingen until joining the TUM School of Governance as Professor in “Global Health“ in 2020.

Five Selected Publications

Steinert JI, Prince H, Ezebuihe JA, Shukla S. Violence Against Adolescent Girls During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Quantitative Evidence From Rural and Urban Communities in Maharashtra, India. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2023; Online First.

Steinert JI, Sternberg H, Prince H, Fasolo B, Galizzi M, Buethe T, Veltri GA. COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Eight European Countries: Prevalence, Determinants and Heterogeneity. Science Advances. 2022; 8(17), eabm9825.

Steinert JI, Atika Nyarige D, Jacobi M, Kuhnt J, Kaplan L. A  systematic review on ethical challenges of ‘field’ research in low-income and middle-income countries: respect, justice and beneficence for research staff?. BMJ Global Health. 2021; 6(7), e005380.

Steinert JI, Cluver LD, Meinck F, Nzima D, Doubt J. Opening the Black Box: A Mixed-Methods Investigation of Social and Psychological Mechanisms Underlying Changes in Financial Behaviour. The Journal of Development Studies. 2020; 56(12), 2327-2348.

Steinert JI, Cluver LD, Meinck F, Doubt J, Vollmer S. “Household Economic Strengthening through Saving and Budgeting: Evidence from a Field Experiment in South Africa”. Journal of Development Economics.  2018134, 443-466.