HiCN workshops are held every year.
15th Annual HiCN Workshop on New Methods in Empirical Conflict Research in Paris (France), 17-18 October 2019
In the last 15 years, civil conflict has gradually become an important subject of study for empirical economists. As a result, conflict research has adopted many empirical methods from mainstream economics. Furthermore, there is now a broad consensus that violent political conflict and economic development are intertwined, and a fast-growing literature studies this relationship with micro-data. At the same time, applied research on conflict is increasingly embracing new empirical methods, such as RCTs, geospatial analysis using high-resolution satellite imagery, machine learning methods, big data applications, and the large-scale digitization of archival resources. Each of these research tools has strengths and limitations and is the subject of ongoing methodological debates.
The 15th annual Households in Conflict Network Workshop will focus on how these new methods can be used in applied research on civil conflict. As in previous editions, we welcome any empirical paper on the causes, forms and consequences of civil conflict or related forms of political violence. However, we encourage work on civil conflict that uses these new empirical methods in particular.
The workshop will have three distinguished key-note speakers: Solomon Hsiang, Jacob Shapiro and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya.
Please send your papers to the email address of the workshop: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 1 May 2019. The workshop is co-organized by François Libois (INRA, PSE), Oliver Vanden Eynde (CNRS, PSE), as well as the HiCN co-directors Tilman Brück (ISDC, IGZ and LSE), Patricia Justino (IDS) and Philip Verwimp (ULB).
More information can be found here.
14th Annual HiCN Workshop “The Economics of Peace Building” in Medellín-Colombia, 29-30 October 2018
How do households recover after civil war? How do households make decisions about their lives and livelihoods during transitions to peace? What is the impact of demobilization programs on local economies and households? Do these processes of recovery fuel renewed conflicts? What are the most important challenges to durable peace and preventing the recurrence of violence in post-conflict settings? These are the themes of the 14thAnnual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network, that took place in Medellin, Colombia. The workshop took place at the Universidad EAFIT in Medellín, Colombia. The program committee included Marcela Ibañez (Georg-August University Göttingen), Isabel Ruiz (Oxford University), Juan Carlos Muñoz-Mora (EAFIT-IDS), and HiCN co-directors Tilman Brück, Patricia Justino and Philip Verwimp.
13th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network “Development Aid in Conflict-Affected Countries” in Brussels, 15-16 November 2017
The Households in Conflict Network (HICN) is organizing an international workshop to bring together researchers from different social sciences and countries sharing a common interest in studying the effect of outside interventions in conflict-affected areas.
We invited papers that can shed light on the effect of food aid on the beneficiaries as well as the warring parties, on demobilization, reintegration and employment programs, on the role of media during conflict, on forced displacement, on new ways to collect data during conflict and on the impact of prevention and peace programs, to name but a few.
The conference language will be English. Submitted papers may be considered for publication in a journal special issue or edited volume; further details will be shared at a later date.
The program can be found here.
12th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network “Violent Conflict, Resilience and Agriculture: From Emergency to Development”, in Rome (Italy), October 24-25, 2016
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Households in Conflict Network (HICN) are organizing an international workshop to bring together researchers from different social sciences and countries sharing a common interest in studying the connections between agriculture and/or food security and conflict.
Please send your completed paper and a short CV (maximum two pages) in PDF format by email to email@example.com by August 28, 2016. We expect acceptances to be communicated by early September 2016. The conference language will be English. Submitted papers may be considered for publication in a journal special issue or edited volume; further details will be shared at a later date.
More information can be found here.
11th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network “Understanding the Role of Institutions During and After Violent Conflict”, in Toronto (Canada), November 6-7, 2015
The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and the Households in Conflict Network (HICN) are organizing an international workshop to bring together researchers from different social sciences and countries sharing a common interest in studying the connections among institutions, development, armed conflict and political violence.
Keynote speakers are Professor Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University) and Professor Elisabeth Wood (Yale University).
Please send your completed paper and a short CV (maximum two pages) in PDF format by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 4, 2015, indicating if you require financial assistance to attend the workshop. We expect acceptances to be communicated by Sept. 30, 2015. The conference language will be English. Submitted papers may be considered for publication in a journal special issue or edited volume; further details will be shared at a later date.
More information can be found here.
10th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network “Micro-foundations of conflict and violence: economic analysis and impact evaluation ”.
The 10th annual workshop was held at the World Bank, Washington DC on February 12 2015.
The workshop included 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. The conference also had 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 was organized in the context of the Fragility Platform organized by the World Bank.
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.
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).