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Anouk Rigterink

Fellow, Economics of Conflict

Crisis Group Role

As Economics of Conflict Fellow, Anouk Rigterink specialises in analysing the economic aspects of deadly conflict. She conducts analysis on conflict near commercial and artisanal mining sites in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa, and supervises case studies on extractive company practices in these regions. She also supports Crisis Group staff by providing expertise on economic issues, quantitative methods and data fundamentals.

Professional Background

Anouk obtained a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics in 2014, and was Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford between 2016 and 2019. She investigates the link between natural resources and violent conflict, the impact of media on conflict and the effectiveness of drone strikes as a counterterrorism policy. Anouk has conducted fieldwork in Uganda and South Sudan.

Areas of Expertise

  • Natural resources and extractive industries
  • Economics of conflict
  • Political economy of conflict
  • Quantitative analysis and data
  • Sub-Saharan Africa, primarily Uganda and South Sudan.


  • Dutch
  • English

Select Publications

  • "The wane of command. Evidence on drone strikes and control within terrorist organisations", Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies
  • "Diamonds: Rebel’s and Farmer’s Best Friend. Impact of variation in the price of a lootable, labour-intensive natural resource on the intensity of violent conflict.'' 2019. Forthcoming. Journal of Conflict Resolution.
  • "The Fear Factor is a Main Thing: How Radio Influences Anxiety and Political Attitudes.'' 2017. Journal of Development Studies 53(8), 1123-1146. (with Mareike Schomerus)