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Economics of Conflict

The Economics of Conflict (EoC) initiative explores the economic forces behind political violence. Building on years of Crisis Group reporting on economic topics, this effort integrates economic expertise, new data sources and quantitative analysis to complement our traditional fieldwork approach, reach new audiences and deepen our impact. The EoC initiative collaborates with the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, a network of political scientists and economists at top U.S. universities, and was launched with a generous donation by philanthropist and Crisis Group board member Alexander Soros. 

Meet the Team

Robert Blecher

Senior Strategic Adviser to the President

Tarek Ghani

Senior Economic Adviser

Renard Sexton

Fellow, Economics of Conflict

Ceren Baysan

Fellow, Economics of Conflict

Jacob Shapiro

Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University