Maren M. Michaelsen is an assistant professor (Juniorprofessor) in microeconomics at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, where she obtained her PhD in Economics in July 2013. In her PhD thesis, she analysed empirically the determinants and outcomes of inequalities in human capital accumulation with a focus on the consequences of violent conflict on individual behaviour, such as labour supply, migration, and psychological well-being. Her research interest lies in the micro-dynamics of conflict, especially the interrelation between economic agents, and psychological and behavioural consequences of life-threats. 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. She teaches economics of conflict and peace and microeconometrics. She is a research affiliate of the Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). She joined IZA as a research affiliate in November 2012.