16th Annual HiCN Workshop

Keynote speakers this year are Melissa Dell, Professor of Economics at Harvard University and Dr. Arif Husain, Chief Economist and Director of the Food Security Analysis and Trends Service at United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Rome, Italy.


Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

TimeTrack 1
Philip Verwimp, Tilman Brück, Patricia Justino
9.15-10.45Violence and Peace, chair: Philip Verwimp
· COVID19 and Peace — Paulo Pinto & David Hammond
· ISIS Propaganda — Travers Child
· Contagion and Conflict: Evidence from India — Rahul Mehrotra
11.00-12.30Social Protest, chair: Patricia Justino
· Social Protests in Times of Social Distancing: Black Lives Matter and COVID-19 — Annalí Casanueva
· Does Revolution Change Risk Attitudes? Evidence from Burkina Faso — Mohammad Sepahvand
· Refugee Settlement and Social Integration: Evidence from Syrians in Turkey — Thomas Gautier
13.30-15.30Politics and Political Violence in times of Pandemics, chair: Tilman Brück
· Fighting Fever with Fire: Conservatives Buy More Guns During Pandemics — Jessie Bullock
· The Grievances of a Failed Reform: Chilean Land Reform and Conflict with Indigenous Communities — Dany Jaimovich
· Corruption in the Times of Pandemia — Juan Vargas
· Sustained Government Engagement Improves Subsequent COVID-19 Pandemic Surveillance in Conflict Zones — Renard Sexton
15.30-16.00Virtual Coffee Break in three chat rooms
Philip Verwimp, Tilman Brück, Patricia Justino
16.00-17.00First Key Note Speech, chair : Tilman Brück
“Political economy of humanitarian inaction in a connected world”
Dr. Arif Husain, Chief Economist and Director of the Food Security Analysis and Trends
Service at United Nations World Food Programme, Winner of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, Rome, Italy
17.15-18.45Crime and Trust, chair: Philip Verwimp
· The Welfare Effects of Crime and Violence in Conflict Zones — Heidi Kaila
· Crime in Madagascar: Coping with Fear and Victimisation on the Labour Market — Thomas Calvo
· Trust and conflict: Experimental Evidence from Yemen — Sikandra Kurdi


Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

TimeTrack 1Track 2
8.45-10.45Conflict, Farming and Climate, chair : Tilman Brück
· Pathways from Climate to Conflict: Evidence from Karamoja, Uganda — Nina Von Uexkull
· Conflict in Africa during COVID-19: Social Distancing, Food Vulnerability and Welfare Response — Roxana Gutiérrez-Romero
· Food and Nutritional Security, Homestead Farming and Political Support during the Coronavirus Crisis — Hanna Freudenreich
· Conflict and Investment: Evidence from Agricultural Credit in Colombia — Luis Martínez
11.00-12.30[Track 1] Well-being, chair: Philip Verwimp
· Impact of the Egyptian Arab Spring on Women’s Entry into Marriage and Motherhood — Rozenn Hotte
· Armed Conflict and Children’s Time Allocation: Evidence from Côte d’Ivoire — Eric Dago
· COVID-19 and Women’s Well-Being — Adan Silverio Murillo
[Track 2] Trade and Geography, chair: Patricia Justino
· Trade Liberalization and Political Violence: Evidence from North-South Preferential Trade Agreements — Michele Di Maio
· Spatial Diversification: Economic Spatial Diversification: Economic Conflict — Tobias Korn
· Permanently Scarred? The Long-Run Consequences of Civil War in Sierra Leone — Tillman Hönig
13.00-14.30[Track 1] New Methods, chair: Patricia Justino
· Using Telephone Surveys to Assess the Impacts of Covid-19 in Existing Samples: The Four Young Lives Countries — Andy McKay
· A Tale of Twitter and Telegram: Social Media Conflict Narratives from North Syria — Christia Fotini
· COVID-19 and Conflict — Colette Salemi & Jeff Bloem
[Track 2] Impact Evaluation, chair: Tilman Brück
· Building Peace with an Iron Fist: An Experimental Evaluation of the Plan Fortaleza Program in Cali, Colombia — Robert Blair
· Give Me Your Tired and Your Poor: Impact of a Large-Scale Amnesty Program for Undocumented Refugees —Sandra Rozo
· Letting Refugees Work: The Effects of Syrian Refugees into Jordan’s Formal Labor Market — Laura Peitz
14.30-15.00Virtual Coffee break in three chat rooms
Philip Verwimp, Tilman Brück, Patricia Justino
15.00-16.00Second Key Note Speech, chair: Philip Verwimp
“The Perils of Top-Down State-Building”
Melissa Dell, Professor of Economics at Harvard University and 2020 John Bates Clark. Medalist from the American Economic Association
16.15-18.15Rebel recruitment, fighting and governance, chair: Patricia Justino
· The Long-Term Economic Legacies of Rebel Governance: Micro Evidence from Colombia — Patricia Justino
· Border Control and Insurgent Tactics — Cristopher Blair
· Rebel Recruitment and Migration: Evidence from Africa’s Longest-Running Insurgency — Max Schaub
· Financing Peace Negotiation and Mediation — Lea Ellmanns