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Editorial | How can economics help to understand today’s armed conflicts? | Oliver Vanden Eynde

Since the early 2000s, economists have increasingly studied conflict processes. This editorial by Oliver Vanden Eynde is taking stock of what we have learned from the economic study of conflict, and the challenges that researchers need to confront in the coming years.

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Oliver Vanden Eynde is professor at the Paris School of Economics and a research fellow at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). He is also associated with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). His research focuses on the economic drivers of violent conflict, the organizational economics of security forces, and the political economy of infrastructure provision.

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