Associate Professor in Political Science and Conflict Studies
Tel: +44 (0)24765 23419
I received my PhD in Political Science in 2010. Before joining PAIS in January 2017, I worked as a visiting Assistant Professor at Duke University and as Assistant Professor at Sabancı University, Istanbul. My main research interests include the dynamics and social, political and economic consequences of civil conflicts as well as formal, experimental and empirical analyses of political and economic behavior. I am the principal investigator of the ERC starting grant project EXPOVIBE: Exposure to Political Violence and Individual Behavior, aka "The Project". EXPOVIBE explores the individual level effects of being exposed to political violence in a civil conflict context. Please visit the project website for more information.
I am the executive coordinator of The Network of European Peace ScientistsLink opens in a new window (NEPS). NEPS is a network of scholars committed to the advancement of Peace Research in Europe. Our annual conference, The Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science ConferenceLink opens in a new window, is one of the most well-known and prestigious academic gatherings of peace science scholars around the world.
I am an affiliate of the Households in Conflict Network (HICN)Link opens in a new window.
I am a network professor at Sabancı UniversityLink opens in a new window, Istanbul.
War Does not Foster Cooperation when Neoclassical Mechanisms are Absent! Evidence from a Natural Experiment among Turkish Conscripts, with Resul Cesur.
- Subjecting the ‘Average Joe’ to War Theatre Triggers Intimate Partner Violence, with Resul Cesur
- The Impact of Exposure to Armed Conflict On Risk and Ambiguity Attitudes, with Neslihan Uler
- The Impact of Exposure to Armed Conflict on Altruistic Preferences, with Neslihan Uler.
Armed conflict exposure and trust: Evidence from a natural experiment in Turkey, with Lena Gerling.
- Exposure to Armed Conflict and Depression Amongst Military Conscripts in Turkey: An Experimental Study, with Robin Goodwin.
- How to Increase Contributions in Partnerships: An Experimental Study of Surplus Sharing, with Begum Guney and Ozgur Kibris (under review)
- Female Income and Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence from a Representative Survey in Turkey, with Phillip Nelson, Journal of International Development (forthcoming)
- Protectionist Demands in Globalisation, with Ozgur Kibris and Mehmet Yigit Gurdal, Review of Economic Design, December 2021, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10058-021-00275-2.
- The Geo-Temporal Evolution of Violence in Civil Conflicts: A Micro Analysis of Conflict Diffusion on a New Event Data Set, Link opens in a new windowJournal of Peace Research, 2021, 58(5), https://doi.org/10.1177/0022343320978695. Replication data. Codebook.
- Introduction to the Special Issue "Reflections on the post COVID-19 World", with Raul Caruso, Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, September 2020, 26(3).
- An Experimental Study of the Investment Implications of Bankruptcy Rules, with Mürüvvet Büyükboyacı, Mehmet Yiğit Gürdal, and Özgür Kibris, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2019, 158:697-629.
- State Society Relations in Civil Conflicts, with Özgür Kıbrıs, Terrorism and Political Violence, 2020, 32(1): 138-166.
- On Surplus Sharing in Partnerships, with Özgür Kıbrıs, Social Choice and Welfare, 2016, 47(1): 89–111.
- The Flight of White Collars: Civil Conflict, Availability of Medical Service Providers and Public Health, with Nils Metternich, Social Sciences & Medicine, 2016, 149: 93-103.
- On Dynamics of Extremist Violence, with Özgür Kıbrıs, Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, 2016, 22(1): 1-25.
- The Conflict Trap Revisited: Civil Conflict and Educational Achievement, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2015 59(4), 645-670.
- The Polarization Trap, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 2014, 37(6): 492-522.
- On the Investment Implications of Bankruptcy Rules, with Ozgur Kıbrıs, Games and Economic Behavior, 2013, 80:85-99.
- Uncertainty and Ratification Failure, Public Choice, 2012, Issue 3:439-467.
- The Accession Games: A Comparison of Three Limited-Information Negotiation Designs, with Meltem Müftüler Baç, International Studies Perspectives, November 2011, Vol.12(4):399-427.
- Funerals and Elections: The Effects of PKK Terrorism on Voting Behavior in Turkey, Journal of Conflict Resolution, April 2011, Vol.55(2):220-247.
- Reflections on the post COVID-19 World, with Raul Caruso, Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, September 2020, 26: 3.
- Proceedings of the 17th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference, with Roos Haer, Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, December 2017, 23:4.
- Proceedings of the 15th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference, with Roos Haer, Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, December 2015, 22:4.
TPCONED is a dataset on the fatal events of the armed conflict between the rebel organization PKK and the Turkish state that took place on Turkish soil and in which there was at least one combatant casualty. For each event, the exact date, location at the county (town) level, location at the province level, number of TSF and PKK casualties, and the data sources are listed. The dataset covers the conflict from its very beginning in 1984 and is continuously being updated. Events were cross checked across different sources to make sure that the resulting dataset is as comprehensive, complete and accurate as possible.
TPCONED is freely accessible and downloadable for scientific study purposes. Please cite Kibris, Arzu, The Geo-Temporal Evolution of Violence in Civil Conflicts: A Micro Analysis of Conflict Diffusion on a New Event Data Set, Journal of Peace Research, 2021, 58(5).