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Michael Spagat is a Professor of Economics at Royal Holloway College, University of London. He gained his Ph.D. at Harvard University and earlier held faculty posts at Brown University and the University of Illinois. Spagat’s published papers on armed conflict have been published in Nature, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Peace Research, the Journal of Conflict Resolution and PLoS Medicine among other places. His current research addresses universal patterns in modern war, the Dirty War Index civilian casualties in the Iraq conflict and problems in the measurement of war deaths. He blogs on war at
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Position: Professor of Economics

Website: War, Numbers and Human Losses, University Web Site, Conflict Data Page
Institution / Affiliation : Royal Holloway University of London

Geographical Region: Middle East
Methodology: Mixed Method, Statistics, Survey Methodology
Policy: Conflict and Violence