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Climate, Conflict and Economic Development: The Next 50 Years

Presented in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Eilert Sundt, a pioneering Norwegian social scientist, this public lecture focused on research on the links between extreme climate, economic development, and human violence, and its implications for our societies in the coming century. The presentation also connected recent research to Sundt's seminal 19th century observations.

Poverty and Crime in 19th Century GermanyPublished PaperEnvironment and ClimateOtherPolitical Economy and Conflict2006
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Incorporating Climate Uncertainty into Estimates of Climate Change ImpactsPublished PaperEnvironment and ClimateOtherResearch Methodology2015
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Global non-linear effect of temperature on economic productionPublished PaperAfrican DevelopmentEnvironment and Climate2015
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Economic Shocks and Civil Conflict: An Instrumental Variables ApproachPublished PaperAfrican DevelopmentEnvironment and ClimatePolitical Economy and Conflict2004
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Climate and ConflictOtherEnvironment and ClimatePolitical Economy and ConflictResearch Methodology2015
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Warming Increases the Risk of Civil War in AfricaPublished PaperAfrican DevelopmentEnvironment and ClimatePolitical Economy and Conflict2009
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Temperature and violencePublished PaperEnvironment and ClimatePolitical Economy and ConflictResearch Methodology2014
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Reconciling Temperature-conflict Results in KenyaWorking PaperAfrican DevelopmentEnvironment and ClimatePolitical Economy and Conflict2013
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Reconciling climate-conflict meta-analyses: reply to Buhaug et al.Published PaperAfrican DevelopmentEnvironment and ClimatePolitical Economy and ConflictResearch Methodology2014
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Re-examining Economic Shocks and Civil ConflictPublished PaperEnvironment and ClimatePolitical Economy and Conflict2011
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Quantifying the Influence of Climate on Human ConflictPublished PaperEnvironment and ClimatePolitical Economy and ConflictResearch Methodology2013
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Poverty and Witch KillingPublished PaperAfrican DevelopmentEnvironment and ClimatePolitical Economy and Conflict2005
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Poverty and Violence: An Overview of Recent Research and Implications for Foreign AidBook ChapterEnvironment and ClimatePolitical Economy and Conflict2007
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Seguimos creyendo en las brujas, y las seguimos matandoLetras Libres
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How Economic Prosperity Spared WitchesUSA Today
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Ich mach mir die Welt, wie sie mir nicht gefälltDer Spiegel
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Will Climate Change Destroy the Global Economy?Niskanen Center
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Trump pulling the US out of the Paris climate agreement could be disastrous for the economyBusiness Insider Australia
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This Is What Heat Does to Us—and the EconomyBllomberg
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Tanzania: Despite Murderous Attacks, ‘Witches’ Fight for LandallAfrica
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Despite murderous attacks, Tanzania’s ‘witches’ fight for land (VIDEO) – See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/features/article/despite-murderous-attacks-tanzanias-witches-fight-for-land-video#sthash.hxtzn8f4.dpufMalay Mail Online
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El cambio climático nos hará un 23% más pobres a finales de sigloDiario Público
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Does Climate Change Cause Conflict?Brookings Institution
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How Climate Change Sparked the Syrian ConflictInverse
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Deutsche Bank maps climate change risks for investmentsSydney Morning Herald
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Conflict, Climate, and African Development (Oxford)Oxford, UKMarch 18, 2013
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Conflict, Climate, and African Development (Harvard)Cambridge, MA, USAApril 2, 2013
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TEDxBerkeley talk: Climate, Conflict, and African DevelopmentZellerbach Hall, UC BerkeleyFebruary 8, 2014
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International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (IATRC): The Economics of Civil WarSan Diego, CADecember 7, 2014
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Annual Bank Conference on Africa (ABCA) 2015UC BerkeleyJune 8, 2015
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World Bank Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC) LectureWashington, DC USASeptember 15, 2015
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Conflict, Climate + Development in AfricaZurich, SwitzerlandNovember 16, 2015
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Civil War and Economic DevelopmentBoston, MA, USAJune 6, 2009
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Understanding African Development: Trends and ProspectsSan Francisco, CA, USAMarch 9, 2013
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Climate, Conflict and DevelopmentColorado College, Colorado Springs, COMay 3, 2018
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Life is a Lab Lecture: Climate and ConflictNorwegian School of Economics, Bergen, NorwayOctober 18, 2017
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Weather and ViolenceNew York Times
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Using Foreign Aid to Stop ConflictMarketplace
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Stop Conflict Before It StartsBloomberg Businessweek
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How to Prevent War and FamineForbes
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Do Conflicts Cause Poverty, or Vice VersaVox
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