Professor of Economics, University of Lausanne; CEPR Research Fellow
Dominic Rohner is a professor of Political and Institutional Economics at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne and a research fellow in the Development Economics Programme at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Having obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge in 2008, Dominic Rohner has held faculty positions at the Universities of York and Zurich before starting as Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Lausanne in 2012. He is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association, and holds research affiliations at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Zurich, Oslo, and Sussex.
His research focuses on political and development economics. Several of his recent papers have studied the role of natural resources and social capital for explaining armed conflict. His research has won several prizes and has been widely published in journals such as Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Development Economics, European Economic Review and Journal of Economic Growth.
Recent work by Dominic Rohner
New research shows how a school-building programme in Indonesia successfully reduced conflict
Mineral-rich countries often do not prosper economically due to increased local conflict associated with foreign ownership of mines
Multilateral pacification policies can be effective in resolving civil wars, but arms embargoes can fail if targeted militias increase their activity