Wolfgang Stojetz

Program Director, Behavior

Dr. Wolfgang Stojetz is the Director of the Research Program on Behavior at ISDC and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Economics at Humboldt-University of Berlin. Previously, he was a Predoctoral Research Fellow at Yale University and a Research Affiliate at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin).

Wolfgang’s primary research interests are the economic, social and institutional interactions of development and violent mass conflict. In his doctoral dissertation, he studied the causal impacts of wartime military service on long-term social behavior. The analysis draws on ten months of fieldwork conducted in Central Angola and makes use of primary quantitative data at the household, individual and partner levels.

Wolfgang studied physics, mathematics and economics at the University of Colorado (Boulder), the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, Portugal, the University of Regensburg, Germany, and in the Berlin Doctoral Program in Economics and Management Science (BDPEMS). He holds a PhD in Economics from Humboldt-University of Berlin, and a Diplom in Physics from the University of Regensburg (equivalent to M.Sc.). Wolfgang is an alumnus of the Fulbright program, Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, and RES Junior Researcher Symposium, and has received grants from the BDPEMS, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), German Excellence Initiative, German Physical Society (DPG), Humboldt-University of Berlin, Portuguese Research Council (FCT) and United States Institute of Peace (USIP). He has also served as a short-term consultant to FAO, ILO, PBSO, UNDP, and the World Bank.




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