I am an associate Professor at the IOB – Institute for Development Policy, University of Antwerp. I obtained a Ph.D. in Economics, from the University of Leuven.

HiCN Working Papers Series


Artisanal or Industrial Conflict Minerals? Evidence from Eastern Congo

Nik Stoop,  Marijke Verpoorten,  Peter van der Windt, 

Existing research suggests a strong link between mining and local conflict but makes no distinction between artisanal and industrial mining. We exploit variation in mineral […]


Armed conflict and schooling in Rwanda: Digging deeper

Marijke Verpoorten,  Andrea Guariso

We study how armed conflicts affected educational outcomes in Rwanda during the nineties, relying on two waves of population census data and on a difference-in- […]


From Vice to Virtue? Civil War and Social Capital in Uganda

Giacomo de Luca,  Marijke Verpoorten, 

We show that armed conflict affects social capital as measured by trust and associational membership. Using the case of Uganda and two rounds of nationally […]