The Political Economy of Conflict with Leopoldo Fergusson

Thu., November 16, 2017 | 12:00 PM — 1:15 PM

Harris Public Policy Student Lounge
1155 E 60th St
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Sponsored By: The Pearson Institute

Over the past few decades, as a result of violent conflict, the world has seen record high levels of forced displacement, billions of dollars in lost economic output, and repeated cycles of political instability. Given these devastating consequences, societies and their leaders want to avoid conflict at all costs. Or do they?

Please join The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts in welcoming Leopoldo Fergusson, associate professor of economics at the University of the Andes, for a lecture on the political economy of conflict. Dr. Fergusson will explore the political incentives for sustaining violent conflict and maintaining a weak state, both in his home country of Colombia and around the world.

This event is part of The Pearson Institute’s Lunch and Learn Series.