​Professor Tilman Brück

​Senior Researcher

His research interests focus on the economics of household behavior and well-being in conflict-affected and fragile economies, including the measurement of violence and conflict in household surveys and the impact evaluation of peace-building programs in conflict-affected areas and of humanitarian assistance.

Professor Tilman Brück is the Founder and Director of the ISDC – International Security and Development Center in Berlin, Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Research Affiliate of the Institute for Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon, Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, and the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the “Households in Conflict Network (HiCN)”, a global research network.

He has published over 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals (including Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Comparative Economics, European Journal of Political Economy, World Bank Research Observer, and World Development) and edited over a dozen books and special issues of journals on the economics of conflict and insecurity. Professor Brück has led as a principal investigator several impact evaluations in conflict-affected and fragile states.

Professor Brück was previously Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Professor of Development Economics at Humboldt-University of Berlin, and Head of the Department of Development and Security at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). He has also worked as a consultant for the BMZ, European Commission, DFID, GIZ, ILO, KfW, OECD, UNDP, USAID and the World Bank.

Tilman Brück studied economics at Glasgow University and Oxford University and obtained his doctorate in economics from Oxford University.

Area of Focus/Interest

Business, Employment & Global Justice

Current Projects

Completed: Employment for Stability

The project seeks to analyze the interrelated economic outcomes and opportunities in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia and Liberia and how aid interventions may improve both development…