About me

I am a development economist working on the interface between economics and political science. My research focuses on the relationship between political violence, institutional transformation, governance and development outcomes.

I have led several research programmes dealing with these themes, including the MICROCON programme (2007-2012) and, recently, these new projects on Trust and Governance and on the Institutional Legacies of Violent Conflict. My research has been published in the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Peace Research, World Development and the World Bank Economic Review, among others. I have advised several international organisations, including DFID, FAO, UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF, UN Women and the World Bank, and am the co-founder and co-director of the Households in Conflict Network.

I grew up in Portugal and did my undergraduate degree in Coimbra. I then moved to do a MPhil in Economics at the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Economics at the University of London. I have held visiting positions at Harvard University (2007-09) and the European University Institute (2017), among others.

My CV here.

Email: justino [at] wider.unu.edu

Twitter: @apvjustino

Google scholar here.

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