PEPES Seminar: Austin WRIGHT (Harris School of the University of Chicago)

Austin WRIGHT is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harris School of the University of Chicago. He is a Faculty Affiliate of the Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Conflicts, the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, and non-resident fellow of the Liechtenstein Institute. He is a non-resident Research Associate of the Deep South Watch program in Thailand.

His research leverages micro-level data to study the political economy of conflict and crime in Afghanistan, Colombia, Indonesia, Iraq, and Thailand. His research on substate conflict largely focuses on rebel strategy, examining how rebel groups adopt new technologies of war in a dynamic environment. His work also analyzes how individuals respond to unexpected economic and climatic conditions, including projects on opium diseases and intelligence sharing, weather shocks and crime, and wildfires and interpersonal violence.

Austin WRIGHT will present a paper, joint with Konstantin SONIN and Jarnickae WILSON, at the next PEPES Seminar on the theme:

Rebel Capacity and Randomized Combat (link to Abstract, PDF)

More about Austin WRIGHT and his research


The next PEPES Seminar will host Sascha O. BECKER on June 14th.


Date: Thu, 2018/05/31 - 12:30 - 14:00
Location: PSE, Campus Jourdan, 48 bd Jourdan 75014 - ROOM R02-01
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