Maren M. Michaelsen

Maren M. Michaelsen Dr Maren M. Michaelsen is a Research Affiliate at ISDC. She obtained her PhD in Economics in July 2013 at Ruhr Universit├Ąt Bochum where she subsequently was appointed as assistant professor of economics. In her PhD thesis, she analysed empirically the determinants and outcomes of inequalities in human capital accumulation with a focus on the consequences of violent conflict on individual behaviour, such as labour supply, migration, and psychological well-being. Her research interest lies in the micro-dynamics of conflict, especially the interrelation between economic agents, and psychological and behavioural consequences of life-threats. Previous to her PhD, she studied economics at the University of Birmingham, UK, and University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. During her studies, she worked as a student assistant and interned at RWI Essen, Germany. She teaches economics of conflict and peace and microeconometrics. She is also a research affiliate of the Households in Conflict Network (HiCN), Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), and the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn.