Michael J. Gilligan

New York University, USA

IZA World of Labour is an important initiative to introduce social research to policymakers, practitioners and the informed public

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Politics, The Wilf Family Department of Politics, New York University, USA

Research interest

Post-conflict peacebuilding, international cooperation, insurgency


PhD Political Science, Harvard University, 1993

Selected publications

  • “International interventions to build social capital: Evidence from a field experiment in Sudan.” American Political Science Review 109 (2015): 427–449 (with A. Avdeenko).

  • “Civil war and social cohesion: Lab-in-the-field evidence from Nepal.” American Journal of Political Science 58 (2014): 604–619 (with B. Pasquale and C. Samii).

  • “Reintegrating rebels into civilian life: Quasi-experimental evidence from Burundi.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 57 (2013): 598–626 (with E. Mvukiyehe and C. Samii).

  • “Formal models of international institutions.” American Review of Political Science 15 (2013): 221–243 (with L. Johns).

  • Empowering Exporters: Delegation, Reciprocity and Collective Action in Twentieth Century American Trade Policy. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997.