Tilman Brück is Professor of Development Economics at Humboldt-University of Berlin, Head of the Department of Development and Security at DIW Berlin - German Institute for Economic Research and a member of the faculty of the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences. He studied economics at Glasgow University and Oxford University and obtained his doctorate in economics from Oxford University. His research interests focus on the economics of household behavior and well-being in conflict and post-conflict economies and the economics of terrorism and insecurity. Particular interests include the measurement of violence and conflict in household surveys and the impact evaluation of programs in conflict-affected areas. He has worked on many developing and middle income countries including Angola, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Syria, Tanzania, Uganda and Ukraine.
Professor Brück is a co-founder and co-director of the „Households in Conflict Network", the coordinator of the „Economics of Security Initative" and the coordinator or deputy coordinator of several European research projects in the 6th and 7th framework programmes. He has also worked as a consultant for BMZ, DFID, the European Commission, GIZ, ILO, KfW, OECD, UNDP, USAID, and the World Bank and has extensive experience in commenting on current economic policy issues in the media. Professor Brück is a visiting researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) in Lisbon, Portugal, and an elected fellow of the German Young Academy of Sciences and of the Global Young Academy.