Chris Blattman

Chris Blattman is an Associate Professor of Political Science & International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a fellow of NBER and CEPR. Professor Blattman as a PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley, a MPA/ID from Harvard’s Kennedy School, and a BA in Economics from the University of Waterloo.

His research deals primarily with Africa and the problems that it faces, including violence, poverty, crime, and inequality.

Representative Publications

“The returns to microenterprise support among the ultra-poor: A field experiment in post-war Uganda” (2016) with Eric Green, Julian Jamison, and Jeannie Annan, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 8(2): 35–64

“Does poverty alleviation decrease depression symptoms in post-conflict settings? A cluster-randomized trial of microenterprise assistance in northern Uganda “(2016) with Eric Green, Julian Jamison, and Jeannie Annan, Global Mental Health 3

“The Consequences of Child Soldiering” (2010), with Jeannie Annan, The Review of Economics and Statistics

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