Professor of Economics, University of Lausanne; CEPR Research Fellow
Holding a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge, Dominic Rohner is a Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC) of the University of Lausanne. He is a Research Fellow of CEPR, CESifo, OxCarre and HiCN. His research focuses on political and development economics and has won several prizes, such as for example the KfW Development Bank Excellence Award or the SNIS International Geneva Award. He currently holds a Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) investigating “Policies for Peace” and is an Associate Editor at the Economic Journal. He is also the leader of the CEPR Research and Policy Network (RPN) on Preventing Conflict. He has published papers in various international journals, including, among others: American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies.
Recent work by Dominic Rohner
Resource constraints due to climate change are increasing conflicts between herders and farmers trying to make a living
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