J. David Singer

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J. David Singer (December 7, 1925, New York City – December 28, 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan)[1] was an American professor of political science. He held a bachelor's degree from Duke University and a doctoral degree from New York University.


His major contribution was the Correlates of War project, which he began in 1964 at the University of Michigan. It is a major database of statistics relating to war and its causes.[2][3]


  1. ^ Obituary
  2. ^ Measuring the correlates of war, University of Michigan Press, 1990, ISBN 0-472-10166-8
  3. ^ University of Michigan Professor Emeritus J. David Singer's goal was to quantify war in order to stop it

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