HiCN Workshops

  HiCN workshops are held every year in December/January/February.

10th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network “Micro-foundations of conflict and violence: economic analysis and impact evaluation ”.

The 10th annual workshop will be held at the World Bank, Washington DC on February 12 2015.

We are seeking new and innovative contributions that shed light either on the micro-economic analysis of peace and conflict or on the evaluation of the impact of projects and programs that aim to reduce violence and promote peace and development. A non-exhaustive list of themes we are interested in is: former combatants, refugees, health and education, corruption and governance, trust and social capital, income and land inequality, cash transfers, mobile technology, police and security, anti-personal mines, elections, taxation, trade. We also have a particular interest in papers that consider the short term and long term effects of conflict and violence on poverty at a micro level. The workshop is organized in the context of the Fragility Platform organized by the World Bank. Please send your paper to the email address: hicn.fragilityforum@gmail.com before 15 November 2014. You will be notified by 1 December if you are invited to present your paper.
Please see here for more information.

3rd Summer school of the Households in Conflict Network: Impact Evaluation in Conflict-Affected Countries in Bujumbura, July 20-27 , 2014

In academia as well as among international organisations, NGOs and consultancy companies, the evaluation of the impact of peace, security, humanitarian and development programs in countries affected by violent conflict is high on the agenda. Scientists have developed sophisticated methods to design robust evaluations and attribute causality to the programs. At the same time, local partners, NGO’s and research firms have gained first-hand practical experience and are building capacity to implement and execute such evaluations.

This summer school takes stock of these recent developments and brings together academic experts with field-based organisations, staff of international organisations and NGOs as well consultancy companies with first-hand experience in countries such as South Sudan, Rwanda, Somalia, Kenya, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Participants will have ample opportunity to discuss their own projects and experiences with the lecturers and will gain first-hand knowledge on the different approaches to randomisation, mixed methods, research ethics, implementation, data quality, relations with donors and the management of survey teams. Classes will be a mix of lectures, case studies and practical exercises.

More information can be found here.

9th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network “The Economics of Genocide, Mass Murder and other Atrocities”.

The 9th annual workshop of the Households in Conflict Network took place on the 20-22 of November 2013 at the University of California Berkeley. A wide array of empirical and theoretical papers that increased our understanding of the phenomenon of genocide and mass murder were presented. In addition, papers illuminating the behaviour of people in the institutional context in which they operate were discussed. The programme can be found here.

Joint Workshop on the Economic Analysis of Conflict in Central, South and Southeast Asia: New Delhi, 18/19 March 2013.

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Training and Mobility Network for the Economic Analysis of Conflict (TAMNEAC) and the Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) are jointly organising the workshop on the Economic Analysis of Conflict in Central, South and Southeast Asia. The purpose of the workshop is to bring together cutting edge empirical and theoretical economic research on the nature, causes and consequences of violent conflict, as well as the risk management strategies of individuals and households to cope with conflict. This workshop will focus in particular on peace research and analysis of conflict in countries of Central, South and Southeast Asia. It will aim to foster networking among young and senior researchers from Europe and Asia. Please see the programme of the workshop.
New Delhi: 18/19 March 2013

Eighth Households in Conflict Network Workshop

The 8th Annual HiCN Workshop on  Violent Conflict and Economic Development was held in AIX-EN-PROVENCE, 3-4 DECEMBER 2012, jointly organized by Aix-Marseille School of Economics.
HiCN aix Call for Papers July 2012.
The deadline for submission of papers has now passed. The programme for the workshop can be found here. 8th HiCN Workshop Programme

Seventh Households in Conflict Network Workshop

HiCN’s Seventh Annual Workshop was  held at the Institut d’Análisi  Económica, Barcelona, on 21-22 November, 2011. The workshop was co-organised and funded by the Institute. The theme of this year’s workshop was Bridging Micro and Macro approaches in Civil Wars and Political Violence. Please click here for the Seventh Workshop_Programme which provides links to the workshop papers.

Sixth Households in Conflict Network Workshop

HiCN’s Sixth Annual Workshop will be held at the Universidad de los Andes, on 2-3 December, 2010 and will be organised in collaboration with the Centro de Estudios sobre Desarollo Económico.

Please click here for the Sixth Workshop_Programme

Fifth Households in Conflict Network Workshop

HiCN’s Fifth Annual Workshop will be held at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), on 1-2 February, 2010 and will be organised in collaboration with the German Institute for Economic Research, with funding from the German Foundation for Peace Research. This year’s workshop will focus on the global costs of conflict.

Fourth Annual Workshop, Households in Conflict Network

HiCN’s Fourth Annual Workshop will be held at Yale University, New Haven CT, USA, on 5-6 December, 2008 and will be organised in collaboration with Yale’s Program on Order, Conflict and Violence. This year’s workshop will focus on the relationship between micro and macro-level conflict processes.

Third Annual Workshop, Households in Conflict Network

HiCN’s Third Annual Workshop will be held at the Institute of Development Studies, at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, on 10-11 December, 2007. This workshop will focus on the relationship between micro-level conflict processes and institutions. Professor Scott Gates, Director of the Centre for the Study of Civil War at PRIO, Oslo, will deliver the keynote speech.

Second Annual Workshop, Households in Conflict Network

The Unit of Analysis and the Micro-Level Dynamics of Violent Conflict HiCN’s Second Annual Workshop will be held at the Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp, City Campus, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium, on 19-20 January, 2007. This workshop will address key issues in the micro-level analysis of causes, functionings and consequences of violent conflict, with “the unit of analysis” as the central focus. Key-note speakers include, Stephan Klasen (Development Economics, University of Göttingen), Debby Bonnin (Industrial Organisation and Labour Studies, University of Natal) and Debarati Guha-Sapir (Refugee Studies and Epidemiology, Université Catholic de Louvain).

First Annual Workshop, Households in Conflict Network

HiCN’s First Annual Workshop will be held at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) in Berlin, on 15-16 January, 2006. Invited speakers include, Robert Bates (Center for International Development, Harvard University), Klaus Deininger (World Bank), Macartan Humphreys (Columbia University) and Mansoob Murshed (Institute of Social Studies, The Hague).