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Founded in April 2010, AALIMS reached a milestone at its third anniversary. As a sign of becoming an established organization, we have experienced our first “change of the guard.” 

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Eli Berman

Web Page: http://econ.ucsd.edu/~elib/

Eli Berman is professor of economics at UC San Diego, and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He directs the Development and Conflict research group at the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation: igcc.ucsd.edu/DACOR.

His research interests include economic development and conflict, the economics of religion, labor economics, technological change, and economic demography. His latest publications are “Can Hearts and Minds be Bought? The Economics of Counterinsurgency in Iraq” (with Jacob Shapiro and Joseph Felter, in the Journal of Political Economy, 2011), “Do Working Men Rebel? Insurgency and Unemployment in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Philippines” (with Felter, Shapiro and Michael Callen in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2010), and “Constructive COIN: How Development Can Fight Radicals” (with Felter and Shapiro) in Foreign Affairs (2010). His book Radical, Religious and Violent: The New Economics of Terrorism was published in 2009 by the MIT Press. Berman received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

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