Published Oct. 21, 2015 1:19 PM

Note that there will be no lecture, but a seminar on October 26th from 10-12. See the schedule for more details.

Published Oct. 6, 2015 9:14 PM


The schedule for the rest of the lectures can be found in the file called "Lecture Plan".

Published Oct. 2, 2015 4:59 PM

The mid term course evaluation is now open for submission on the semester page.

Let us know what you think about the course!

Published Oct. 1, 2015 7:59 PM

Miguel, E. (2005), "Poverty and Witch Killing," Review of Economic Studies 72, 1153--1172.

Published Sep. 24, 2015 7:24 PM


We will discuss the following article by J. Esteban and D. Ray :

Linking Conflict to Inequality and Polarization, American Economic Review 101(4), 1345–74 (2011).

Published Sep. 11, 2015 10:41 AM

Miguel, E., Satyanath, S. and E. Sergenti (2004), "Economic Shocks and Civil Conflict: An Instrumental Variables Approach," Journal of Political Economy 112, 725--753.

Published Sep. 3, 2015 2:41 PM

Montalvo, J. and M. Reynal-Querol (2005), "Ethnic Polarization, Potential Conflict and Civil Wars," American Economic Review 95, 796--815.

Published Aug. 29, 2015 2:08 PM


I will finish up the article which I had started with in the previous lecture. Then we quickly cover some parts of the article called "On the Measurement of Polarization," published in Econometrica (1994).

See you on Monday!

Published Aug. 26, 2015 12:13 PM

Jens Skavdal (email: has kindly agreed to be the contact student for this course.

Published Aug. 16, 2015 6:53 PM


There will be NO lecture on August 17.

A lecture will be taken later to make up for this cancellation.

We will start with the first lecture on August 24.