Our research lines include the study of the determinants of the strength of institutions and state; the determinants of conflict and social violence; the study of the role of media in protests’ organization, electoral contests, terrorism, political communication, digital inequality (digital divide), etc.; the analysis of inequality at very small geographical units; the mechanisms to strength human capital as a tool to dissolve social tensions and rewrite social contracts; the relative role of political leaders and institutions in political decisions, conflict, etc.; and the issue of the collateral effects of conflicts and civil wars and, in particular, refugees and illness spreading through massive population movement by malaria infested areas.
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Our team includes researchers of the Department of Economics and Business of the UPF as well as ICREA researchers, doctoral students and own personnel