Austin L. Wright

Asst. Prof. Austin L. Wright researches and leverages microlevel data to study the political economy of conflict and crime in Afghanistan, Colombia, Indonesia, and Iraq. Asst. Prof. Wright’s research on substate conflict largely focuses on rebel strategy, examining how rebel groups adopt new technologies of war in a dynamic environment. In addition to how individuals respond to unexpected economic and climatic conditions, including projects on opium diseases and intelligence sharing, weather shocks and crime, and wildfires and interpersonal violence.

Asst. Prof. Wright is also a faculty affiliate of The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts, the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, and non-resident fellow of the Liechtenstein Institute. His research and work are supported by the National Science Foundation, Niehaus Center for Global Governance, The Asia Foundation and World Bank.

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