Prof. Christopher Blattman cited in The Economist

Christopher Blattman, the Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies at Harris Public Policy, was cited in a piece from The Economist entitled "The world’s most violent region needs a new approach to crime," that explores "iron fist" or mano dura policies to mitigate gang violence in Latin America.

Mr Bukele’s mano dura has worked—for now—because El Salvador’s gangs were “poor and predatory”, says Christopher Blattman of the University of Chicago.