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Main Field: Development Economics
Second Field: Political Economics and Collective Decisions
Third Field: Experimental and Behavioral Economics

Philip obtained his PhD in Economics from the KU Leuven in January 2003 with a dissertation on the political economy of development and genocide in Rwanda. He studied Economics and Sociology in Antwerp, Leuven and Göttingen. Philip specialises in the economic causes and consequences of conflict at the micro-level and has done quantitative work on the death toll of the genocide and on the demography of post-genocide Rwanda. He currently works on poverty, health, gender and entrepreneurship in conflict-affected countries. He co-founded and co-directs the Households in Conflict Network ( Philip received a doctoral fellowship from the Fund for Scientific Research (1997-2001) and was a Fellow of the Belgian-American Educational Foundation (1998) and a Fulbright-Hays Fellow (2004) at Yale University. He worked for the World Bank as a Poverty Economist (2005) and received the Jacques Rozenberg Award from the Auschwitz Foundation for his dissertation. He also won two Best Paper Awards from the Journal of Peace Research and from the European Society of Criminology. Philip taught Development Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam (Institute of Social Studies), the University of Antwerp, Leuven, Utrecht and the National University of Burundi. He currently teaches Development Economics at ULB where he holds the Alain and Marie Philippson Chair in Sustainable Human Development.

Selected Works:

- with Jean-Francois Maystadt, 2014, Winners and Losers among a Refugee-Hosting Population, Economic Development and Cultural Change, vol 62, n4, July, pp.769-809
- with Jan Van Bavel, 2014. Schooling, Violent Conflict and Gender in Burundi, World Bank Economic Review, vol 28, n2, pp.384-411
- with Mayra Buvinic, Monica Das Gupta and Ursula Casaronne. 2013. Violent Conflict and Gender Inequality: an Overview, World Bank Research Observer, February, 28(1): 110-138
- with Patricia Justino, Poverty Dynamics, Violent Conflict and Convergence in Rwanda, 2013. Review of Income and Wealth, Series 59, nr.1, March, pp.66-90
- Undernutrition, subsequent risk of Mortality and Civil War in Burundi, 2012, Economics and Human  Biology, Vol. 10, Issue 3, pp. 221-231
- with Maarten Voors, Eleonora Nillesen, Erwin Bulte, Robert  Lensink and Daan Van Soest, 2012, Violent Conflict and Behavior ? Evidence from field experiments in Burundi,  American Economic Review, April, Vol. 102, No. 2 pp. 941-64
- with Richard Akresh and Tom Bundervoet, 2011, Crop Failure, Civil War and Child Stunting in Rwanda, Economic Development and Cultural Change, vol.59, n.4, July, pp.777-810
- with Damien de Walque, 2010, Demographic and Socio-Economic Distribution of Excess Mortality in the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda, Journal of African Economies, 19(2), p.141-162
- with Tom Bundervoet and Rich Akresh, Health and Civil War in Burundi, Journal of Human Resources, 2009, vol.44, n.2, Spring, pp.536-563



Teaching: - Impact Analysis, MA program in Economics
- Research Methods (co-taugth), Phd program in Economics
- Topics in Development Economics, MA and PhD program in Economics
- Development Economics and Management, BA program Ingénieur de Gestion
Current Affiliations: Université Libre de Bruxelles

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