Main fields of expertise

  • Local and regional economic development
  • Value chain and cluster development
  • Business/investment climate surveys and competitiveness rankings
  • Pro-poor approaches to economic development
  • Green economic development
  • Program and project evaluations
  • Quality Infrastructure
  • Market Systems Development

Working experience

2003 Founding partner of Mesopartner
2002-2003 Freelance consultant
2001-2002 Fraunhofer Gesellschaft e.V., Jakarta (Indonesia), PERISKOP project coordinator and senior consultant 
1999-2000 Fraunhofer Management GmbH, Munich (Germany), senior consultant 
1992-1999 Dorsch Consult Ingenieurgesellschft mbH, Munich (Germany), consultant 

Working experience in Asia, Europe and Africa.

Personal background

Born 1965, MA in economics (Munich 1991)

Christian is based in Hanoi, Vietnam

You can reach me via E-Mail and request a CV.

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Pro-poor Tourism and Local Economic Development  
Christian Schoen interviews Jonathan Mitchell about the relationship between the pro-poor tourism approach and local economic development.  
The Political Economy at district level in Indonesia  
In this LEDCast episode Christian Schoen of Mesopartner and Dr. Christian von Luebke of Stanford University discuss the political economy at the district level in Indonesia. Christian von Luebke is a political economist with particular interest in governance and economic…  
Tourism and LED in Da Nang, Vietnam  
Christian Schoen (Mesopartner) and Jonathan Mitchell (Overseas Development Institute) talk about their efforts to promote tourism through local economic development activities in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang.  
Concept 5: One stop shops  
Christian Schoen interviews David Walke on the subject of business registration. David explains the do's and don'ts in the introduction of one stop shops.  
Case 16: The Provincial Competitiveness Index in Vietnam  
Edmund Malesky and Christian Schoen discuss the conceptual foundation and the impact of the PCI, an exercise that has been running in Vietnam for some years, unleashing significant sub-national government efforts to create a more business-friendly environment.