Dr. Anna Reuter


Anna Reuter is a trained development economist focusing on health beliefs and behavior, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Her work includes descriptive analyses as well as experimental and quasi-experimental methods. During her PhD, she co-supervised one cross-sectional household survey and one randomized controlled trial in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, including two longer stays in the field and one remote data collection. At HIGH, she works with the European SHARE data using machine learning approaches.

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

2017-2022 Doctorate in Development Economics (Dr. rer. pol.) at the RTG 1723: Globalization & Development under supervision of Sebastian Vollmer (University of Göttingen)

2015-2017 MA Development Economics (University of Göttingen)

2011-2015 BA Economics and Political Science (University of Göttingen)


Reuter, A., Bärnighausen, T., Vollmer, S., 2022. Parental Health, Children’s Education and Unintended Consequences of State Support: Quasi-experimental evidence from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. CRC Discussion Papers 291.

Reuter, A. Rogge, L., Monahan, M., Kachapila, M., Morton, D., Davies, J., Vollmer, S. & NIHR Global Surgery Collaboration (2022). Global economic burden of unmet surgical need for appendicitis. British Journal of Surgery 109(10), 995–1003.

Reuter, A., Smolić, Š., Bärnighausen, T., Sudharsanan, N. (2022). Predicting missed health care visits during the COVID-19 pandemic using machine learning methods: Evidence from 55,500 individuals from 28 European Countries. medRxiv preprint.

Marcus, M.E., Reuter, A., Rogge, L., Vollmer, S. (2021). The Effect of SMS Reminders on Health Screening Uptake: A Randomized Experiment in Indonesia. CRC Discussion Papers 284.

Kuber, A., Reuter, A., Geldsetzer, P., Chimbindi, N., Moshabela, M., Tanser, F., Bärnighausen, T., Vollmer, S. (2021). The effect of eligibility for antiretroviral therapy on body mass index and blood pressure in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Scientific Reports 11, 14718.

Chavarría, E., Diba, F., Marthoenis, M., Marcus, M., Reuter, A., Rogge, L. & Vollmer, S. (2021). Knowing versus doing: Protective health behavior against COVID-19 in Aceh, Indonesia. The Journal of Development Studies 57(8), 1245–1266.

Reuter, A., Vollmer, S., Aiyub, A., Susanti, S. S., & Marthoenis, M. (2020). Mental distress and its association with sociodemographic and economic characteristics: Community-based household survey in Aceh, Indonesia. BJPsych Open, 6(6), E134.

Deichmann, U., Reuter, A., Vollmer, S., & Zhang, F. (2019). The relationship between energy intensity and economic growth: New evidence from a multi-country multi-sectorial dataset. World Development, 124, 104664.