Professor of Economics, HEC, University of Lausanne and CEPR Research Fellow
Mathias Thoenig is a Professor of Economics at the School of Business and Economics (HEC) at the University of Lausanne, a CEPR Research Fellow in the international trade and macro programmes. His research interests include development, international trade and political economy of conflicts. He has published papers in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of European Economic Association, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Economic Journal, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Development Economics and other academic journals. He has been awarded an ERC grant for his work on the role of distrust and grievances in ethnic conflicts.
Recent work by Mathias Thoenig
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