Dr. Ghassan Baliki is the Director of the Welfare Research Program at ISDC. He obtained his PhD from Humboldt-University of Berlin, where he studied violent conflict dynamics in Syria at the micro-level.
His current research focuses on the interlinkages between violent conflict and human welfare at the micro-level, with particular focus on food security and nutrition. His methodological areas of expertise include experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluations, spatial analysis, and machine learning.
Ghassan previously was a Research Associate for the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), Marie Curie Fellow with TAMNEAC (Training and Mobility Network for the Economic Analysis of Conflict) at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), and he has worked as a consultant for the EU, GIZ, and the World Bank.
Ghassan is the designated Ethics Officer at ISDC.