Tim Fallenbacher

Migration Research Group

Hamburg Institute of International Economics
Hamburgisches Welt-Wirtschafts-Archiv (HWWA)
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21
D - 20347 Hamburg
Tel. +49 (0) 40 / 4 28 34 - 4 74

Education Awards Professional Experience Publications Selected Presentations
Research Focus:
  • Migrant networks & social capital
  • Ethnic Entrepreneurship

1994 - 2001

Teaching Degree (1. Staatsexamen) in Economics & Geography, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
1998 - 2001 M.A. in Geography, Political Economy & Business Administration, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
2002 - present PhD project in Socio-Economic Geography, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  PhD thesis: "Social capital of ethnic entrepreneurs."
Awards/ Fellowships

1998 - 2001

Scholarship from the Dr Gerhard Weil Foundation, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
2001 Price awarded for an outstanding M.A. thesis by the Franconian Geographical Society (Fränkische Geographische Gesellschaft FGG), Erlangen
2002 - 2004 PhD project grant from the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Munich, Germany
Professional Experience
10/1998 - 03/1999 Researcher in a German Research Foundation (DFG) project entitled "Tropical mountain forests in Southern Ecuador" on the social part of the project in Southern Ecuador
2001 - 2002 Consultant in GIS-based social research projects commissioned by the Protestant church of Bavaria
2002 - 2003 Researcher in a Bavarian pilot scheme related to the Agenda 21 concerning the "Situation of Women in the Administrative District of Ansbach". The project was financed by the European Social Fonds and the Government of Bavaria
2004 - present Researcher at the HWWA-Migration Research Group in the EU funded project on migrant networks "KnowMig"


„Ethnic Business“ in Nürnberg: Fallstudie Dönerkebap. In: Mitteilungen der Fränkischen Geographischen Gesellschaft 48, 2001: 247-272. (Ethnic business in Nuremberg: case study on the donar kebap trade).
Selected Presentations

09 / 2003

Royal Geographic Society-Institute of British Geographers RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2003 in London, UK;
Topic: Ethnic Business Research in Germany.
10 / 2003 54th German Geographical Conference (Deutscher Geographentag) in Bern, Switzerland;
Topic: Social Capital of Ethnic Entrepreneurs.