Juan F. Vargas
Professor of Economics, Universidad del Rosario
Juan F. Vargas is Professor of Economics at Universidad del Rosario, Colombia. He holds a PhD in Economics from Royal Holloway, University of London (2007) and has held visiting positions at the University of Bergamo, (2015), the Inter-American Development Bank (2013), the Institute of Development Studies (2011), UCLA (2007-2008) and Harvard University (2005-2007). His main interests are political economy of development, focusing particularly on the causes and consequences of violent armed conflict, and the interplay between political and economic institutions.
Recent work by Juan F. Vargas
Top-down strategies that prioritise military objectives may fail to develop, or even lead to the deterioration of, other crucial state capacities