Institutional legacies of violent conflict: Research papers and collaborating researchers



Research paper topic Author(s)
War violence, nationalism, and party support: Evidence from Italy Giacomo Lemoli, PhD Candidate, New York University
Gloria Gennaro, Assistant Professor, University College London
'It's our turn (not) to learn': the pitfalls of education reform during post-war institutional transformation Emily Dunlop, Post-Doctoral Associate, Cornell University
Yasmine Bekkouche, Postdoctoral Researcher, ECARES
Philip Verwimp, Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles
An exploration of the association between fuel subsidies and fuel riots Neil McCulloch, Honorary Associate, Institute of Development Studies
Davide Natalini, Senior Research Fellow, Anglia Ruskin University
Naomi Hossain, Research Professor, American University
Patricia Justino, Deputy Director, UNU-WIDER
Between victory and statehood: Armed violence in post-war Abkhazia Anastasia Shesterinina, Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield
Civic legacies of wartime governance Patricia Justino, Deputy Director, UNU-WIDER
Wolfgang Stojetz, Senior Researcher, International Security and Development Center
Community organization and armed group behaviour: Evidence from Colombia Margarita Gáfaro, Banco de la Republica de Colombia
Ana Maria Ibanez, Professor, Universidad de los Andes
Patricia Justino, Deputy Director, UNU-WIDER
Countering Islamic radicalization in northern Mozambique: Radio campaigning for peace Pedro Vicente, Professor, Nova School of Business and Economics
Democracy and legacies of armed conflict Cyrus Samii, Associate Professor, New York University
Different pathways following mass violence in Rwanda and Burundi  Omar McDoom, Assistant Professor, LSE, Visiting Scholar, UNU-WIDER 
Do pandemics lead to rebellion? Policy responses to COVID-19 and protests in USA Francesco Iacoella, Researcher, UNU-MERIT
Patricia Justino, Deputy Director, UNU-WIDER
Bruno Martorano, Assistant Professor, Maastricht University/UNU-MERIT
Political representation in the wake of ethnic violence and post-conflict institutional reform: Comparing views from Rwandan and Burundian citizens


Bert Ingalaere, Assistant Professor, University of Antwerp 
Marijke Verpoorten, Professor, University of Antwerp
Réginas Ndayiragije, PhD candidate, University of Antwerp
Legacies of victimization: Evidence from forced resettlement in Zimbabwe


Shelley Liu, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley
Growth in fragile countries Eric Werker, Professor, Simon Fraser University
Kunal Sen, Director, UNU-WIDER
How Assimilative Primary School Education Affects Insurgency in Areas of Ethnic Conflict Tugba Bozcaga, Assistant Professor, King's College London
Asli Cansunar, Assistant Professor, University of Washington
How have armed groups in Nigeria and Colombia taken advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic and to what effect Siobhan O’Neil, Project Director, UNU-CPR
States of disorder: An ecosystems approach to state-building in conflict-affected countries Adam Day, Director of Programmes, UNU-CPR
How to Build Peace in Post-Conflict Settings?
Evidence from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Post-Apartheid South-Africa
Thomas Gautier, Postdoctoral Fellow, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Gianluca Russo, Postdoctoral Fellow, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona GSE
Hybrid Governance and Conflict in North-West Frontier Adeel Malik, Associate Professor, University of Oxford
Faiz Ur Rehman, Associate Professor, IBA Karach
Rinchan Mirza, Lecturer, University of Kent
Wartime governance and state-building trajectories in post-conflict societies Patricia Justino, Deputy Director, UNU-WIDER
It's our turn (not) to learn: The Pitfalls of Education Reform during Post-War Institutional Transformations Emily Dunlop, Post-Doctoral Associate, Cornell University
Yasmine Bekkouche, Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Oxford
Philip Verwimp, Professor, Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
‘Ten pound touts’: post-conflict trust and the legacy of counterinsurgency in Northern Ireland Kristin Bakke, Professor, University College London
Kit Rickard, Research Associate at UNU-WIDER
Legacies of WWII and fascism in Italy Andrea Ruggeri, Professor, University of Oxford
Patricia Justino, Deputy Director, UNU-WIDER
Daniele Guariso, Research Associate, The Alan Turing Institute 
Links between cease fire agreements and changes in violence/conflict Alex Armand, Assistant Professor, NOVA School of Business and Economics
Myriam Marending, PhD candidate, Copenhagen Business School
Galina Vysotskaya, PhD candidate, NOVA School of Business and Economics
Mothers at peace: post-conflict fertility and United Nations peacekeeping


Leandro Elia, Associate Professor, Marche Polytechnic University
Vincenzo Bove, Professor, University of Warwick
Jessica Di Salvatore, Associate Professor, University of Warwick
Roberto Nisticò, Associate Professor of Economics,  University of Naples Federico II

The legacies of authoritarian repression on civil society

Laia Balcells, Professor, Georgetown University
Francisco Villamil, Assistant Professor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Political Life after Ethnic War  Sarah Daly, Assistant Professor, Columbia University
Don’t rock the boat? Fears of conflict and support for protest in Iraq and beyond


Daniel Silverman, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University
Karl Kaltenthaler, Professor; Fellow at the University of Akron
Mujtaba Ali Isani, University of Mannheim
Rebel governance during COVID-19: Describing and explaining armed groups’ response to the pandemic in the Middle East


Marta Furlan, Consulant on Yemen and Syria, Geneva Call
Relationship between the political representation of minorities and conflict Sonia Bhalotra, Professor, Warwick University

The legacy of church–state conflict: Evidence from Nazi repression of Catholic priests

Leonid Peisakhin, Assistant Professor, New York University
Didac Queralt, Assistant Professor, Yale University. 
Resistance Then and Always: Associational Legacies of Civil War and Grassroots Mobilization against the Far-Right Juan Masullo, Assistant Professor, Leiden University
Simone Cremaschi, Postdoctoral Researcher, Bocconi University
Revisiting the links between economic inequality and political violence: The role of social mobilization Patricia Justino, Deputy Director, UNU-WIDER
Revolutions in Post-Conflict Democracies  Chantal Berman, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University
The effects of wartime institutions on households’ ability to cope with shocks: Evidence for Colombia Ana Arjona, Associate Professor, Northwestern University
Juan Camilo Cardenas, Professor, Universidad de los Andes
Ana Maria Ibanez, Professor, Universidad de los Andes
Julián Arteaga, PhD student, Universidad de los Andes
Patricia Justino, Deputy Director, UNU-WIDER
The incursion of Leviathan: wartime territorial control and post-conflict state capacity in Peru


Guillermo Kreiman Seguer, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Why are Mexican politicians being assassinated? The role of oil theft and narcocracy and the electoral consequences of organized crime


Roxana Gutiérrez Romero, Professor, Queen Mary University of London
Nayely Iturbe, PhD student, Queen Mary University of London
Civil wars and stumbling of patriarchal societies: The reconstruction of gender relations in post-conflict Liberia


Augustine T. Larmin, PhD candidate, University of Central Florida (UCF)
Daniel Kofi Banini, University of Central Florida
The legacies of armed conflict: insights from stayees and returning forced migrants Isabel Cristina Ruiz Olaya, Fellow, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford
Carlos Vargas-Silva, Director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) and Professor,  University of Oxford
The legacy of conflict: aggregate evidence from Sierra Leone Tillman Hönig, Research Associate, UNU-WIDER
The Legacy of Mexico’s Drug War on Youth Political Attitudes and Preferences Omar Garcia-Ponce, Assistant Professor, George Washington University
The loser’s long curse: electoral consequences of a class conflict


Jaakko Meriläinen, Assistant Professor, Centro de Investigación Económica, ITAM
Matti Mitrunen, Assistant Professor, University of Helsinki and Helsinki GSE
Are the effects of terrorism short-lived?


Harry Pickard, Assistant Professor, Newcastle University
Vincenzo Bove, Professor, University of Warwick
Georgios Efthyvoulou, Senior Lecturer, University of Warwick
The Political Economy of Indirect Rule: Armed Groups in Eastern Congo Gauthier Marchais, Research Fellow at IDS, University of Sussex
The Political Legacies of Inter-group Civilian Violence Gloria Gennaro, Postdoctoral Fellow, ETH Zurich
Giacomo Lemoli, PhD candidate, New York University
The social and political consequences of wartime sexual violence: New evidence from list experiments in three conflict-affected populations Carlo Koos, Associate Professor, University of Bergen
Richard Traunmüller, Professor, University of Mannheim
Rebel governance and political participation Abbey Steele, Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam
Michael Weintraub, Associate Professor, Universidad de los Andes
Trust the hand that protects you – Does UN Peacekeeping harm post-conflict governments’ legitimacy? Jessica Di Salvatore, Associate Professor, University of Warwick
Elite murder and popular resistance: Evidence from post-World War II Poland


Krzysztof Krakowski, Assistant Professor, Collegio Carlo Alberto 
Max Schaub, Assistant professor, University of Hamburg
Youth, conflict and peacebuilding Henrik Urdal, Director, The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
Consequences of protests Francesco Iacoella, Researcher, UNU-MERIT
Patricia Justino, Deputy Director, UNU-WIDER
Bruno Martorano, Assistant Professor, Maastricht University/UNU-MERIT
Pierfrancesco Rolla, Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Hidden hostility: donor attention and political violence

Dominic Rohner, Professor, University of Lausanne
Siwan Anderson. Professor, University of British Columbia
Patrick Francoi, Professor, Vancouver School of Economics 
Rogerio Santarrosa, Assistant Professor, INSPER Institute of Education and Research.

Trust as state capacity: The political economy of compliance

Timothy Besley, School Professor of Economics and Political Science, LSE
Sacha Dray, Economist, the World Bank

Armed groups’ modes of local engagement and post-conflict (in)stability: Insights from the Ethiopian and Somali civil wars

Marine Gassier, Researcher, SciencesPo

The unintended long-run impacts of agro-terrorism in Brazil

Yuri Barreto, Ph.D. candidate in Economics at Federal University of Pernambuco
Rodrigo Oliveira, Research Associate, UNU-WIDER