Tarek Ghani is an assistant professor of strategy at Washington University's Olin Business School, a nonresident fellow of the Brookings Institution's Global Economy and Development Program, and a former chief economist of the International Crisis Group. Tarek’s research on business & government, international development, and international security has appeared in the American Economic Review, AEJ: Microeconomics, Review of Economics & Statistics, and Foreign Affairs.
Latest Working Papers:
“Mining Competition and Violent Conflict in Africa: Pitting Against Each Other,” with Juan Lozano, Anouk Rigterink and Jacob Shapiro. (Conditional Accept, Journal of Politics)
“Insecurity and Firm Displacement: Evidence from Afghan Corporate Phone Records,” with Joshua Blumenstock, Sylvan Herskowitz, Ethan Kapstein, Thomas Scherer and Ott Toomet. (R&R, AEJ: Economic Policy)
“Can Digital Aid Deliver During Humanitarian Crises?” with Michael Callen, Miguel Fajarado-Steinhauser and Michael Findley. (R&R, Science - email for draft)
“Violence and Financial Decisions: Evidence from Mobile Money in Afghanistan,” with Joshua Blumenstock, Michael Callen and Robert Gonzalez, Forthcoming, Review of Economics and Statistics.
“Relationships on the Rocks: Contract Evolution in a Market for Ice,” with Tristan Reed, 2022, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics.
“Why Do Defaults Affect Behavior: Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan,” with Joshua Blumenstock and Michael Callen, 2018, American Economic Review.
Predictable Disasters: AI & The Future of Crisis Response, with Grant Gordon, Brookings, December 2021.
The Sting in COVID-19's Tail, Foreign Affairs, January 2021.
Climate Change Doesn't Have to Stoke Conflict, with Rob Malley, Foreign Affairs, September 2020.