Holding a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge, Dominic Rohner is a Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC) of the University of Lausanne.
He is among others an Associate Editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association, and a Research Fellow of CEPR, CESifo, OxCarre and HiCN. His research focuses on political and development economics and has won several prizes, such as for example the KfW Development Bank Excellence Award or the SNIS International Geneva Award.
He currently holds a Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) investigating “Policies for Peace”.
He has published papers in various international journals, including, among others: American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies.
Dominic Rohner studies civil wars, terrorism, and migration. Research highlights include:
“Networks and Conflicts: Theory and Evidence from Rebel Groups in Africa” (with Michael König, Mathias Thoenig and Fabrizio Zilibotti), Econometrica, 2017, 85(4): 1093-1132.
“This Mine is Mine! How Minerals Fuel Conflicts in Africa” (with Nicolas Berman, Mathieu Couttenier and Mathias Thoenig), American Economic Review, 2017, 107(6): 1564-1610.
“Strategic Mass Killings” (with Joan Esteban and Massimo Morelli), Journal of Political Economy, 2015, 123 (5): 1087-1132.
“The Geography of Inter-State Resource Wars” (with Francesco Caselli and Massimo Morelli), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2015, 130 (1): 267-315.
“War Signals: A Theory of Trade, Trust and Conflict” (with Mathias Thoenig and Fabrizio Zilibotti), Review of Economic Studies, 2013, 80 (3): 1114-1147.