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I was awarded a PhD in Economics from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2012. Since June 2012 I have been employed at Coventry University. I received an MSc in Economics from the Poznan University of Economics, Poland. My research interests are broadly in economics of armed conflict, economics of terrorism and security, political economy, and more recently branching into regional and urban economics. 

My research incorporates elements of economics and political science, for example I have been working on a study of sensitivity of public opinion to war-related costs (casualty sensitivity). My most recent projects analyse spatio-temporal diffusion patterns in violence against civilians, cybersecurity of critical infrastructure from an economic perspective and the impact of conflict and terrorism on foreign aid allocation, among others.

Research Interests

Applied economics; Economics of terrorism; Foreign development aid; Economics of armed conflict; Economics of sanctions; Cybersecurity; Urban economics

Vision Statement

My research interests are in the economics of armed conflict and economics of terrorism. My most recent project analyses the impact of terrorism and conflict on foreign aid allocation. Currently I am working on a geo-spatial study of violence against civilian populations in armed conflict as well as bargaining frameworks in war-coalition building.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Royal Holloway, University of London

24 Sep 20071 Mar 2012

Postgraduate Certificate, Royal Holloway, University of London

MSc, Poznan University of Economics


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Research Output 2007 2019

20 Downloads (Pure)

Cyberattacks on critical infrastructure: an economic perspective

Lis, P. & Mendel, J., Jun 2019, In : Economics and Business Review. 5(19), 2, p. 24-47 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
domestic security
social costs
cost-benefit analysis
Open Access
public opinion
opinion poll
1 Citation (Scopus)

The Impact of Armed Conflict and Terrorism on Foreign Aid: a Sector-Level Analysis

Lis, P., Oct 2018, In : World Development. 110, p. 283-294 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

international conflict
1 Citation (Scopus)
11 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
aid flow
trade relations

Supply and demand sides of mobile payment: A comparative analysis of successful mobile payment adoption in developed and developing countries

Kongaut, C. & Lis, P., 2017, Econstor: 28th European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS): "Competition and Regulation in the Information Age".

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Open Access
Developing countries
Developed countries
Comparative analysis
Mobile payment
Conceptual framework

Activities 2010 2019

  • 13 Participation in conference
  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Invited talk

Facets of Political Violence and Peacebuilding

Piotr Lis (Speaker)
3 May 20194 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


Piotr Lis (Speaker), Michael Spagat (Contributor), Uih Ran Lee (Participant)
28 Feb 20192 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Conference on Applied Business and Economics 2019

Piotr Lis (Contributor), Bogna Gawronska-Nowak (Speaker), Olha Zadorozhna (Contributor)
21 Oct 201923 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

The Limits of Europe

Piotr Lis (Participant)
1 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Coventry – Łazarski Joint Research Workshop 2018

Piotr Lis (Organising Committee)
17 Sep 201818 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course