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Violent Conflict and Economic Institutions

The CIS Working Group on Violent Conflict & Economic Institutions seeks to make important progress toward better understanding those organizations and institutions (broadly defined) that arise in, adapt to, and allow individuals to cope with violent conflict. These institutions form the substrate of the wartime and postwar economy, and underpin the transition from the former to the latter.

The Group focuses on five broad areas of interest:

1. Firm organizational dynamics
2. Distribution networks
3. Urban spatial & economic structures
4. Formal & informal regulatory institutions
5. Property rights & civilian livelihoods.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology