Professor Tilman Brück is Team Leader, Economic Development and Food Security at IGZ in Großbeeren and the Founder and Director of ISDC – International Security and Development Center. He is also Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Research Affiliate of the Institute for Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon and Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Professor Brück is the co-founder and co-director of the „Households in Conflict Network (HiCN)“, an international research platform for the economic analysis of violent conflict. He is also part of the Heisenberg programme of the DFG.
His research interests focus on the economics of household behavior and well-being in conflict-affected and fragile economies, including the measurement of violence and conflict in household surveys and the impact evaluation of programs in conflict-affected areas. He has published over thirty articles in peer-reviewed journals (including Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of the European Economics Association, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Comparative Economics, European Journal of Political Economy, and World Development) and edited over a dozen books and special issues of journals on the economics of conflict and insecurity. Professor Brück has led as a principal investigator several impact evaluations in conflict-affected and fragile states.
Professor Brück was previously Director of SIPRI, Professor of Development Economics at Humboldt-University of Berlin, and Head of the Department of Development and Security at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). He has also worked as a consultant for the BMZ, DFID, European Commission, FAO, GIZ, ILO, KfW, OECD, UNDP, UNHCR, USAID, WFP and the World Bank. Tilman Brück studied economics at Glasgow University and Oxford University and obtained his doctorate in economics from Oxford University.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 12328
published in: Demography, 2019, 56 (3), 935-968
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11188
Ghassan Baliki, Tilman Brück, Neil T.N. Ferguson, Sindu W. Kebede
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8755
published in: Journal of Development Effectiveness, 2017, 9(4): 519-42.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8543
forthcoming in: Journal of the European Economic Association
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8451
forthcoming in: Conflict Management and Peace Science
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7318
Tilman Brück, Damir Esenaliev
published in: The Economics of Transition, in print, 2017.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7055
Tilman Brück, Damir Esenaliev, Antje Kroeger, Alma Kudebayeva, Bakhrom Mirkasimov, Susan Steiner
published in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2014, 42(3), 819-835
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5351
published in: European Journal of Political Economy, 2011, 27 (S1), S78-S88
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5067
A revised version of this paper is published in World Bank Research Observer, 2015, 31(1), 29-58.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4990
published in: Oxford Development Studies, 2017, 45(2), 125-44.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3228
revised version published as 'Poverty during Transition: Household Survey Evidence from Ukraine' in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2010, 38 (2), 123-145
IZA Discussion Paper No. 958
published in: Applied Economics, 2006, 38 (8), 899-911