Eric Mvukiyehe

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Duke University

Eric Mvukiyehe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Duke University, and Faculty Affiliate at the Duke Center for International Development (DCID), the Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS), and an Invited Researcher at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). His research agenda generally focuses on substate violence in its various forms: understanding its sources; its social and political consequences; and evaluating the effectiveness of policies and strategies designed to address violence and its consequences. The core of this research agenda is organized around four main strands: (i) employment and social stability; (ii) state capacity (both formal and informal institutions); (iii) micro-foundations pf peacekeeping and peacebuilding interventions; and (iv) gender and women empowerment. Empirically, Eric’s research uses experimental and quasi-experimental methods across countries in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Central Asia.

Eric holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has taught, given talks, and written extensively across these research areas for many years. His research has been published in the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Development Economics, the World Development, the World Politics, the BMJ Global Health, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Peace Research (JPR), the Comparative Political Studies, and the Tropical Medicine and International Health, among other outlets. You can read more about his academic and policy work on his website: and he can be contacted at: [email protected]

Recent work by Eric Mvukiyehe