Economics and Accounting Department
Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society
Ph.D., Cornell University
Fields: Economics of Conflict, International Trade
- Topics in Conflict Economics (ECON 316)
- Economics of War and Peace (ECON 216)
- Intermediate Microeconomics (ECON 255)
- Principles of Economics (ECON 199)
- Genocide: Perspectives from the Social Sciences (CISS 204)
- Economics of genocides, other mass atrocities, and their prevention
- Bargaining theory of war and peace
- Network models of war and peace
- Predator/prey models of economic development
- Conflict datasets
Books and Edited Volumes:
Economic Aspects of Genocides, Other Mass Atrocities, and Their Prevention. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016 (edited with Jurgen Brauer).
Screwtape’s Master Plan: A Satirical Take on Christianity and Culture. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2012.
Principles of Conflict Economics: A Primer for Social Scientists. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009 (with John R. Carter). Chinese translation became available in March 2011. Revised edition in process.
Economics of Arms Reduction and the Peace Process. New York: North-Holland, 1992 (edited with Walter Isard).
Articles and Book Chapters:
Datasets and trends of genocides, mass killings, and other civilian atrocities, in Charles H. Anderton and Jurgen Brauer (eds.) Economic Aspects of Genocides, Other Mass Atrocities, and Their Prevention. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 52-101.
Genocide and mass killing risk and prevention: perspectives from constrained optimization models, in Charles H. Anderton and Jurgen Brauer (eds.) Economic Aspects of Genocides, Other Mass Atrocities, and Their Prevention. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 143-171 (with Jurgen Brauer).
Habituation to atrocity: low-level violence against civilians as a predictor of high-level attacks, Journal of Genocide Research, volume 18 (2016), no. 6: 539-562 (with Edward V. Ryan).
The social evolution of genocide across time and geographic space: Perspectives from evolutionary game theory, The Economics of Peace and Security Journal, volume 10 (2015), no. 2: 5-20.
A new look at weak state conditions and genocide risk, Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, volume 21 (2015), no. 1: 1-36 (with John R. Carter).
A research agenda for the economic study of genocide: signposts from the field of conflict economics, Journal of Genocide Research, volume 16 (2014), no. 1: 113-138.
A bargaining theory perspective on war, in Derek Braddon and Keith Hartley (eds.) Handbook on the Economics of Conflict. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2011, pp. 29-51 (with John R. Carter).
Choosing genocide: economic perspectives on the disturbing rationality of race murder, Defence and Peace Economics, volume 21 (2010), no. 5-6: 459-486.
Vulnerable trade: The dark side of an Edgeworth box, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, volume 68 (2008), no. 2: 422-432 (with John R. Carter).
A survey of peace economics, chapter 35 in Todd Sandler and Keith Hartley (eds.) Handbook of Defense Economics, Volume 2. New York: North-Holland, 2007, pp. 1211-1258 (with John R. Carter).
On rational choice theory and the study of terrorism, Defence and Peace Economics, volume 16 (2005), no. 4: 275-282 (with John R. Carter).
Conflict and trade in a predator/prey economy, Review of Development Economics, volume 7 (2003), no. 1: 15-29.
An experimental test of a predator/prey model of appropriation, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, volume 45 (2001), no. 1: 83-97 (with John R. Carter).
The impact of war on trade: An interrupted times-series study, Journal of Peace Research, volume 38 (2001), no. 4: 445-457 (with John R. Carter).
Economic activity in the shadow of conflict, Economic Inquiry, volume 37 (1999), no. 1:166-179 (with Roxane A. Anderton and John R. Carter). (Reprinted in Todd Sandler and Keith Hartley, eds., The Economics of Conflict, Volume 1, Edward Elgar Critical Writings in Economics. Aldershot, UK: Edward Elgar, 2003, ch. 21.)