Christoph Strupat is senior researcher at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungpolitik (DIE). Dr. Christoph Strupat works in the areas of health and social protection. In this context, he conducts several projects across Africa and Asia that study the design features and impacts of health and social protection policies with partners from the World Bank, ILO, WHO, GIZ and Friedrich-Ebert Foundation. Furthermore, he is a regular adviser of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Before joining the DIE, he worked as a health economist at the University of Duisburg-Essen, where he coordinated and conducted a research project of the German Research Foundation (DFG) on the economic and social impacts of the Spanish Flu pandemic. He further worked as researcher at the Leibniz Institute of Economic Research (RWI) and the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (HIGH). Christoph holds a PhD in Economics from the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics and the Ruhr-University Bochum. His research findings have been published in leading journals, including the Journal of Public Economics, World Development and Health Economics.