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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

Chief Strategy Officer

Tarek Ghani

Chief Economist & Program Director, Future of Conflict

Jacob Shapiro

Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University

Tareq Baconi

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine and Economics of Conflict

Jane Esberg

Fellow, Economics of Conflict

Timeline

In The News

7 Jan 2020
[In Mexico,] under active conflict & criminal control, basic state functions like gathering crime statistics, let alone searching for disappeared, are impossible. Twitter

Falko Ernst

Senior Analyst, Mexico