Neil Ferguson is a Program Director of the Research Program on Peacebuilding at ISDC and a Senior Research Associate at BIGS in Potsdam. He obtained his PhD in Economics in July 2013 from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, focusing on theoretical and empirical analysis about the role of multiple aggressors in civil conflicts. His current research interests address a broad cross-section of theoretical and empirical conflict and development topics, including: the role of micro-dynamics on conflict intensity, behavioral impacts of conflict involvement, the impact of corruption on growth and the relationship between conflict and economic behavior.
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