Connecting conflict-related scientific researchers, field experts and decision makers


Let's stop working separately and improve synergies between scientific researchers, field experts and decision makers. Our novel platform PEACE TALKS: policy and research, aims to do just that in three steps.


  1. Identify key conflict-related challenges for the world

  2. Spot relevant top scientific research associated with these challenges, field experts and policy-makers

  3. Connect them live through a webinar and make the recordings available through our YouTube channel


Together, we could enrich research with the knowledge of field experts and, discuss and shape policy recommendations directly with decision-makers.

There are at least three main axes on how research in economics can be useful to society and more specifically to policymakers: by evaluating a policy, doing predictions, providing broad impact/perspective


Webinars List




Myanmar democratization

[Researcher: Patrick François (UBC)]

[Discussant: Björn Gehrmann (German Federal Foreign Office)]



Social media and hate crimes

[Researcher: Carlo Schwarz (Bocconi)]

[Discussant: Adam Cooper (Humanitarian Dialogue)]


The relevance of fragility measures

[Researcher: Hannes Mueller (IAE(CSIC))]

[Discussant: ]



[Researcher: Oeindrilla Dube (Chicago)]

[Discussant: Pierre Hazan (Humanitarian Dialogue)] 


Epidemics and conflicts

[Researcher: Elena Esposito (Unil)]

[Discussant: ]

Selected topics for the first round

Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Libya, Mexico, Myanmar, Somalia, South China Sea, Syria, US-Iran-Gulf, Police shootings, US-North Korea, Venezuela and Yemen.


Who are we?


Pr. Massimo Morelli

Professor of Political Science and Economics
Bocconi University,

Fellow of Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory, Research Fellow at Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research (IGIER), and Carlo F. Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy.


Pr. Dominic Rohner

Dominic Rohner is a Professor of Economics at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne and a research fellow of CEPR, CESifo, OxCarre and HiCN. He is the PI of the ERC Grant “Policies for Peace”, the leader of the CEPR Research and Policy Network “Preventing Conflict”, and Associate Editor of the Economic Journal.


Dr. Quentin Gallea

Post-Doc researcher in Political Economics at the University of Zürich, Lecturer at the University of Lausanne.



We would like to thank for the support of our research by the ERC, and CEPR Policy and Research Network on Preventing Conflict (link).


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