Tilman Brück

Biography

Professor Tilman Brück is Team Leader, Development Economics, IGZ in Großbeeren near Berlin and the Founder and Director of ISDC – International Security and Development Center in Berlin. He is also Research Affiliate of the Institute for Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon and Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Professor Brück is the co-founder and co-director of the “Households in Conflict Network (HiCN)”.

His research interests focus on the economics of household behavior and well-being in conflict-affected and fragile economies, including the measurement of violence and conflict in household surveys and the impact evaluation of programs in conflict-affected areas. He has published over thirty articles in peer-reviewed journals (including Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Comparative Economics, European Journal of Political Economy, and World Development) and edited over a dozen books and special issues of journals on the economics of conflict and insecurity. Professor Brück has led as a principal investigator several impact evaluations in conflict-affected and fragile states.

Professor Brück was previously Director of SIPRI, Professor of Development Economics at Humboldt-University of Berlin, and Head of the Department of Development and Security at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). He has also worked as a consultant for the BMZ, European Commission, DFID, GIZ, ILO, KfW, OECD, UNDP, USAID and the World Bank. Tilman Brück studied economics at Glasgow University and Oxford University and obtained his doctorate in economics from Oxford University.

Research Interests

Development economics, including the empirical analysis of poverty and employment. Economics of security, conflict, reconstruction and terrorism. Measurement of conflict in household surveys. Impact evaluations in conflict-affected areas.

Publications

Schneider, F., T. Brück and D. Meierrieks (forthcoming): “The Economics of Counterterrorism: A Survey”. Journal of Economic Surveys.

Brück, T., D. Esenaliev, A. Kroeger, A. Kudebayeva, B. Mirkasimov and S. Steiner (2014): “Household Survey Data for Research on Well-Being and Behavior in Central Asia”. Journal of Comparative Economics , vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 819-35.

Brück, T., W. Naudé and P. Verwimp (2013). “Business under Fire: Entrepreneurship and Violent Conflict in Developing Countries”. Journal of Conflict Resolution , vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 3-19.

Bozzoli, C., T. Brück and N. Wald (2013). “Self-Employment and Conflict in Colombia”. Journal of Conflict Resolution , vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 117-42.

Brück, T. and O. de Groot (2013). “The Economic Impact of Violent Conflict”. Defence and Peace Economics , vol. 24, no. 6, 497-501.

Justino, P., T. Brück and P. Verwimp (2013). “Micro-level Dynamics of Conflict, Violence and Development: A New Analytical Framework”. In: P. Justino, T. Brück and P. Verwimp, eds. A Micro-Level Perspective on the Dynamics of Conflict, Violence and Development . Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Bozzoli, C., T. Brück and N. Wald (2013). “Evaluating Programmes in Conflict-affected Areas”. In: P. Justino, T. Brück and P. Verwimp, eds. A Micro-Level Perspective on the Dynamics of Conflict, Violence and Development . Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Brück, T., O. J. de Groot and N. Ferguson (2013). “Measuring Security”. In: R. Caruso and A. Locatelli, eds. Understanding Terrorism: A Socio-economic Perspective . Emerald Publishing, Bingley.

Brück, T. and G. Xu (2012). “Who Gives Aid to Whom and When? Aid Accelerations, Shocks and Policies”. European Journal of Political Economy , vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 593-606.

Brück, T., O. de Groot and F. Schneider (2011). „The Economic Costs of the German Participation in the Afghanistan War“. Journal of Peace Research , vol. 48, no. 6, pp. 793-805.

Bozzoli, C., T. Brück and T. Muhumuza (2011). “Does War Influence Individual Expectations?”. Economics Letters , vol. 113, no. 3, pp. 288-91.

Brück, T., F. Llussá and J. Tavares (2011). “Entrepreneurship: The Role of Extreme Events”. European Journal of Political Economy , vol. 27, no. S1, pp. S78-S88.

Brück, T. and F. Schneider (2011). “Terror and Human Insecurity: Editorial Introduction”. European Journal of Political Economy , vol. 27, no. S1, pp. S1-S4.

Brück, T., W. Naudé and P. Verwimp (2011). „Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Violent Conflict in Developing Countries”. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship , vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 161-78.

Brück, T., M. Brzoska and K. Drakos (2011). „The Economics of Security: A European Perspective”. Defence and Peace Economics , vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 99-104.

Bozzoli, C., T. Brück and O. J. de Groot (2011). „How Many Bucks in a Bang: On the Estimation of the Economic Costs of Conflict”. In: M. Garfinkel and S. Skaperdas, eds. Handbook of the Economics of Peace and Security . Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Brück, T. and M. Vothknecht (2011). “Impact of Violent Conflicts on Women’s Economic Opportunities.” In: K. Kuehnast, C. de Jonge Oudraat and H. Hernes, eds. Women and War: Power and Protection in the 21st Century . United States Institute of Peace Press, Washington, D.C., pp. 85-114.

Bozzoli, C., T. Brück and S. Sottsas (2010). “A Survey of the Global Economic Costs of Conflict”. Defence and Peace Economics , vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 165-76.

Brück, T., A. Danzer, A. Muravyev and N. Weißhaar (2010). “Poverty during Transition: Household Survey Evidence from Ukraine”. Journal of Comparative Economics , vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 123-45.

Brück, T. and C. Müller (2010). “Comparing the Determinants of Concern about Terrorism and Crime”. Global Crime , vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 1-15.

Bozzoli, C. and T. Brück (2009). “Agriculture, Poverty and Post-War Reconstruction: Micro-Level Evidence from Northern Mozambique”. Journal of Peace Research , vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 377-97.

Brück, T. and K. Schindler (2009). “Smallholder Land Access in Post-War Northern Mozambique”. World Development , vol. 37, no. 8, pp. 1379–89.

Brück, T. and K. Schindler (2009). “The Impact of Violent Conflicts on Households: What Do We Know and What Should We Know about War Widows?”. Oxford Development Studie s, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 289-309.

Verwimp, P., P. Justino and T. Brück (2009). “The Analysis of Conflict: A Micro-Level Perspective”. Journal of Peace Research , vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 307-14.

Addison, T. and T. Brück (2009). “The Multi-Dimensional Challenges of Mass Violent Conflict”. In: T. Addison and T. Brück, eds. Making Peace Work: The Challenges of Social and Economic Reconstruction . Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, pp. 1-14.

Addison, T. and T. Brück (2009). “Achieving Peace, Participation, and Prosperity”. In: T. Addison and T. Brück, eds. Making Peace Work: The Challenges of Social and Economic Reconstruction . Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, pp. 15-30.

Alvarez-Plata, P. and T. Brück (2008). “External Debt in Post-Conflict Countries”. World Development , vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 485-504.