Sebastian Vollmer is Professor of Development Economics at the University of Göttingen. He is Adjunct Professor of Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His research examines the linkages between poverty and health in low- and middle-income countries, particularly the effect of nutrition on child development. Sebastian Vollmer studied Mathematics and Economics at the University of Göttingen and also received his PhD in Economics from the University of Göttingen. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College and Assistant Professor of Development Economics at the University of Göttingen. He has served as a consultant for the World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP, UNAIDS, UNESCO, FAO, the Asian Development Bank and national government organizations. He currently serves as director of the Centre for Modern Indian Studies at the University of Göttingen and as the speaker of the Göttingen Platform for Global and Transregional Studies.