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Professor Mansoob Murshed


Institute of Social Studies

Syed Mansoob Murshed is Professor of the Economics of Conflict and Peace at the Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands, and is also Professor of Economics at Coventry University, UK. He was the first holder of the rotating Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity in 2003.

He was previously a Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER in Helsinki, Finland, where he ran projects on 'Globalization and Vulnerable Economies' and 'Why Some Countries Avoid Conflict, While Others Fail'. He also ran a project on 'The Two Economies of Ireland', financed by the International Fund for Ireland at the Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre (NIERC), BelfastHe is currently working on a project linking food insecurity to domestic conflict.

Mansoob is the author of seven books (including Explaining Civil War, Edward Elgar, 2010) and over 150 book chapters and journal articles. His research interests are in the economics of conflict, aid conditionality, political economy, macroeconomics and international economics.