Director, Welfare

Ghassan Baliki

Dr. Ghassan Baliki is the Director of the Welfare Research Program at ISDC and a Research Associate at the Development Economics and Food Security research group at IGZ near Berlin. He obtained his PhD from Humboldt-University of Berlin, where he studied violent conflict dynamics in Syria at the micro-level.

Ghassan’s research focuses on the interlinkages between violent conflict, fragility, displacement and reconstruction. His methodological areas of expertise are experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluations, quantitative statistical and spatial analysis, and micro-level data collection.

Ghassan previously was a 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 consultant for the EU, GIZ, and the World Bank.

Ghassan is a designated Ethics Officer at ISDC.