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Podcast | The economic approach to terrorism | Thierry Verdier

How do economists understand the phenomenon of terrorism? In this podcast, Thierry Verdier explains the economic approach to terrorism. He describes its consequences on economic growth and the fragility of States. He also reports on the complex links between globalization and terrorism.

Thierry Verdier is professor at the Paris School of Economics, general engineer of Ponts et Chaussées at the École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), director of studies cumulating to the French School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) and associate professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. He is also a fellow of the European Economic Association and a research fellow of the international trade program at the Center of Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
His research covers such topics as international trade and globalization, the economics of social interactions and cultural transmission, as well as the political economy of development and institutions and the economics of crime and conflicts.

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