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Biography

 

Syed Mansoob Murshed was the first holder of the prestigious rotating Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity in the Netherlands for year 2002-003. He was a Research Fellow at United Nations University/WIDER in Helsinki where he ran Projects on Globalisation and Vulnerable Economies and Why Some Countries Avoid Conflict, While Others Fail. He also ran a project on The Two Economies of Ireland, financed by the International Fund for Ireland at the Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre (NIERC), Belfast. He is the author of eight books and over 150 refereed journal papers and book chapters.

His latest book published in 2010 is Explaining Civil War (Edward Elgar). He is on the Editorial boards of several journals including, the European Journal of Development Research, Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy (PEPS), as well as Civil Wars. His research interests are in the economics of conflict, resource abundance, aid conditionality, political economy, macroeconomics and international economics. He has been a writer of background papers for flagship annual reports various UN agencies, the World Bank and the African Development Bank.

 

Vision Statement

 

I believe I have a truly international reputation in the economics of conflict. The focus is on conflict in developing countries, and its relation to undevelopment. My work includes analytical models about the economic motivation in the process of conflict, the role of natural resource rents, the breakdown of social contract/state failure, and the difficulties in archiving lasting peaceful agreements. My work on the Maoist insurgency in Nepal, various Indonesion conflicts and in Africa in general is widely cited. I am interested in identity and conflict, in the context of behavioural economics, especially Islamophobia in the West and the interaction between fear of Muslim migrants and hatred felt by certain Muslim migrant groups in the West. Another area of interests is in the Liberal Peace, and how international trade or a common democratic orientation cam abate conflict. I also work on the effect of conflict on fiscal capacity, inward investment and financial development. Currently I am working on a research project on food insecurity and conflict. 

I am also internationally known for my work on the natural resource curse in developing countries. I am also interested in the determinants of social protection expenditure in developing countries. 

Research Interests

Macroeconomics; Aid Conditionality; Economics of Conflict; International economics; Political economy of Natural Resource Management

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nutrition situation Social Sciences
civil war Social Sciences
foreign direct investment Earth & Environmental Sciences
direct investment Social Sciences
Bangladesh Social Sciences
foreign investment Social Sciences
violence Earth & Environmental Sciences
human capital Social Sciences

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Research Output 2008 2019

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Happiness and the Resource Curse

Ali, S., Murshed, M. & Papyrakis, E., 23 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Happiness Studies. (In-press), p. (In-press) 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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happiness
resources
rent
economic growth
well-being

The Liberal peace: challenges to Development, Democracy and Soft Power

Murshed, M., Jan 2019, The Palgrave handbook of Global approaches to Peace. Kulnazarova, A. & Popovski, V. (eds.). 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 109-127 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

peace
democracy
globalization
populism
social conflict

Economic Diplomacy and the Liberal Peace

Murshed, M., Jun 2018, Research Handbook on Economic Diplomacy: Bilateral Relations in a Context of Geopolitical Change. van Bergeijk, P. & Moons, S. (eds.). Edward Elgar, p. 258-272

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
File

Food Insecurity and Conflict Events

Hasan, R. & Gates, S., 18 Jun 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

nutrition situation
food
event
protest
civil war
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Food Insecurity and Conflict Events in Africa

Murshed, M., Badiuzzaman, M. & Hasan, R., 30 Apr 2018, In : Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy. 24, 2, 20180007.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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File
nutrition situation
food
event
income
democracy

Activities 1988 2017

  • 101 Participation in conference

DIVERSITY, COEXISTENCE AND POLICY-MAKING

Mansoob Murshed (Invited Speaker)
9 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Recent Trends in Economic Development in East Africa

Mansoob Murshed (Keynote Speaker)
5 May 20156 May 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

14th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference

Mansoob Murshed (Panel Member)
23 Jun 201425 Jun 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

14th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference

Mansoob Murshed (Speaker)
23 Jun 201425 Jun 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

14th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference

Mansoob Murshed (Speaker)
23 Jun 201425 Jun 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference