Dr. Maren M. Michaelsen is a Research Affiliate at ISDC. Her primary research interest lies in the micro-dynamics of conflict, especially the consequences of life-threats on psychological well-being, educational outcomes and economic behaviour. She obtained her PhD in Economics at Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany, where she was appointed as assistant professor. In her PhD thesis, she analysed empirically the determinants and outcomes of inequalities in human capital accumulation on labour supply and migration, as well as the consequences of violent conflict on education. Previous to her PhD, she studied economics at the University of Birmingham, UK, and University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. During her studies, she worked as a student assistant and interned at RWI Essen, Germany.