Tilman Brück

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Tilman Brück
Born (1970-12-10) 10 December 1970 (age 48)
InstitutionStockholm International Peace Research Institute
FieldDevelopment economics
Alma materUniversity of Oxford
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Tilman Brück (born 10 December 1970) is a German economist specializing in development and the economics of peace, conflict and terrorism. He was full professor of development economics at Humboldt University of Berlin. He also headed the department of Development and Security at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW).[1]

Brück is an expert on the economics of developing and transition countries such as Colombia, Mozambique, Angola, Uganda, Mongolia and the countries of Central Asia. In September 2012 it was announced that he was to replace Bates Gill as head of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, a global think-tank dedicated to research into security, conflict and arms control.[2] Brück took up the Director's position in January 2013 and stepped down in June 2014.[3]


Brück studied for masters and doctorate degrees in economics at the University of Oxford, St Cross College, between 1996 and 2001. Prior to this he studied economics at the University of Glasgow. He was also a visiting lecturer at the University of Rome, Tor Vergata. He speaks English, German and Portuguese.

Research interests[edit]

Brück's research interests include the inter-relationship between peace, security and development (especially at the micro-level), the economics of post-war reconstruction, and the economics of terrorism and security policy.

Select Publications[edit]


  • Brück, Tilman (2007). The economic analysis of terrorism. Routledge Studies in Defence and Peace Economics Series. London New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415365239.
  • Brück, Tilman; Lehmann, Hartmut, eds. (2012). In the grip of transition: economic and social consequences of restructuring in Russia and Ukraine. Studies in Economic Transition Series. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230303102.
  • Brück, Tilman; Justino, Patricia; Verwimp, Philip, eds. (2013). A micro-level perspective on the dynamics of conflict, violence and development. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199664597.


Professional Affiliations[edit]

  • Households in Conflict Network (HiCN), co-director[4]
  • Institute of the Study of Labor, research fellow
  • Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  • Global Young Academy, founding fellow


  1. ^ http://www.sipri.org/about/bios/tilman_brueck SIPRI Website: Staff biographies
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 November 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) SIPRI Press release, 20 September 2012: 'SIPRI welcomes new Director'
  3. ^ "Press statement by the SIPRI Governing Board: Changes in leadership at SIPRI | SIPRI".
  4. ^ http://www.hicn.org/wordpress/?page_id=101 Households in Conflict Network (HiCN): 'People'

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