In order to move forward with our Phase 1 release of the new Minerva website, this is only a partial list of funded awards. Descriptions of all funded awards will be released throughout February.
Terrorism, Governance, and Development
Principal Investigator: Jacob N. Shapiro, Princeton University
Co-Investigators: Eli Berman, University of California, San Diego; Joshua Blumenstock, University of Washington; Jason Lyall, Yale University; Joseph Felter, Stanford University; David Laitin, Stanford University
Years of Award: 2009-2015
Supporting Service Agency: Air Force Office of Scientific Research
The "Terrorism, Governance, and Development" project has focused on understanding how efforts to rebuild social and economic order in conflict and post-conflict regions can effectively reduce violence. Demonstrating the value of rigorous analysis of micro-level data on conflict and the policies implemented to prevent or resolve them, the project brings game-theoretic models--an approach of proven utility to the analysis of non-violent social systems--to the study of conflict. The project also helped establish the Empirical Studies of Conflict (ESOC) Project, which continues to be a resource for researchers working on insurgencies, civil wars, and other sources of politically motivated violence worldwide.
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