The GLO Cluster on Labor in Conflict, Fragile and Emergency Areas focuses on the economics of labor supply and demand and the functioning of labor markets in areas of extreme uncertainty and weak institutions. An increasing share of the poorest people in the world live under the shadow of violent conflict, weak institutions or humanitarian emergencies. Their behavior and welfare and the means to support these people effectively is not very well understood academically, in part as a result of the poor availability of data in this field. Recent advances in this field have focused on understanding the impact of conflict on human capital, analyzing how employment and entrepreneurship can contribute to peacebuilding, learning about the interactions between conflict and migration, and the development of tools of conduct rigorous impact evaluations in conflict and fragile Areas. The GLO Cluster will support efforts to improve data collection and analysis in areas affected by conflict, suffering from weak governance or from humanitarian emergencies, bringing together academic researchers and practitioners from national governments, international organizations and NGOs.
Cluster Lead: Tilman Brück
- GLO Discussion Paper No. 450 Names and Behavior in a War – Download PDF by Jurajda, Štěpán & Kovač, Dejan
- GLO Discussion Paper No. 334 Conflict Exposure and Economic Welfare in Nigeria – Download PDF by Odozi, John Chiwuzulum & Oyelere, Ruth Uwaifo
- GLO Discussion Paper No. 279 War and Social Attitudes – Download PDF by Child, Travers Barclay & Nikolova, Elena
- GLO Discussion Paper No. 223 The Long-Run and Gender-Equalizing Impacts of School Access: Evidence from the First Indochina War – Download PDF by Dang, Hai-Anh H. & Hoang, Trung X. & Nguyen, Ha
- GLO Discussion Paper No. 217 The role of conflict in sex discrimination: The case of missing girls – Download PDF by Mavisakalyan, Astghik & Minasyan, Anna
Employment policies and conflict
- Can employment build peace? A pseudo-meta-analysis of employment programmes in Africa by Neil TN Ferguson, Eleonora Nillesen, Tilman Brück, Economics Letters 180 (2019), 99-101.
- Guns and Butter? Fighting Violence with the Promise of Development by Gaurav Khanna, Laura Zimmermann, Journal of Development Economics, 124 (2017), 120-141.