Winner of the 2019 Lewis Fry Richardson Award, Jean-Paul Azam

Véronique Thelen, Gates Scott, Kartika Bhatia

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The award committee has chosen Jean-Paul Azam as the winner of the 2019 Lewis Fry Richardson Award in particular in recognition of his contributions to the study of violent conflict and its prevention. The jury highlighted the key role of Jean-Paul Azam’s works on applying rational choice theory to understand armed conflicts, providing a consistent conceptual framework. Many of the resulting hypotheses were empirically tested, usually with the help of some co-authors to identify the most relevant causes of violent conflicts and their prevention. His work has provided important insights on diverse topics relating to civil war and terrorism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalPeace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
Externally publishedYes


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