Ralph Hippe

Post Doctoral Researcher

Ralph Hippe

Ralph worked with the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment from September 2013 until August 2015. Ralph worked on the project entitled ‘Green growth and a new industrial revolution’, 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.

He is currently also working as a consultant on a World Bank project and has been 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
  • Knowledge economy and human capital
  • Structural change and government policy
  • Economic development
  • Spatial and regional analysis