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Terrorism and Economics

Terrorism and Economics

Project Title Investigators Project Period
Dynamics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism Campaigns Gary Ackerman, Joseph Young, R. Karl Rethemeyer, Victor Asal July, 2014 to December, 2017
Social, Behavioral, Cultural, and Economic (SBCE) Impacts on Terrorist Activity Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan July, 2012 to December, 2017
Organizational Determinants of Violence and Performance Gina Scott Ligon July, 2012 to December, 2016
Geospatial Analysis of Terror Finance Marcus A. Boyd July, 2015 to July, 2016
U.S. Crime-Terror Nexus: Terrorist Networks & Trade Diversion Joshua Freilich, Steven Chermak, Roberta Belli July, 2012 to December, 2013
Radicalizing the Poor: Understanding the Influence of Service Provision on Popular Support for and Participation in Violent Political Groups Shawn Flanigan June, 2008 to May, 2011
Measuring Political Radicalization: Diaspora Support for Terrorism among Ottawa's Lebanese Muslim Community Bidisha Biswas, Christian Leuprecht, Clark McCauley August, 2008 to May, 2010
Dynamics of Terror and Counterterrorism Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan January, 2005 to June, 2009
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
Analyzing Catastrophic Terrorist Events with Applications to the Food Industry January 2007 Journal Article
Assessing the risk of Terrorism using Extreme Value Statistics November 2006 Mohtadi, Hamid Conference Paper
Causes and Consequences of Terrorism in Africa November 2014 Journal Article
Cigarette smuggling and terrorism financing November 2013 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Book Chapter
Crime Terror Alliances and the State. Ethnonationalist and Islamist Challenges to Regional Security May 2013 Book
Do Democracy and Free Markets Protect Us from Terrorism? January 2008 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Don't Follow the Money: The Problem with the War on Terrorist Financing July 2017 Neumann, Peter Journal Article
Economic Development, Poorly Managed Political Conflict and Terrorism in India May 2009 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Financial Activities Linked to Persons from Sweden and Denmark who Joined Terrorist Groups in Syria and Iraq During the Period 2013-2016 January 2017 Ranstorp, Magnus Report
Financial Crime and Material Support Schemes Linked to al-Qa'ida and Affiliated Movements (AQAM) in the United States: 1990 to June 2014 November 2014 Sullivan, Brandon; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Report
Financial Crime and Material Support Schemes Linked to al-Qa'ida and Affiliated Movements (AQAM) in the United States: 1990 to June 2014 December 2014 Sullivan, Brandon; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Research Brief
Financial Terror: Financial Crime Schemes Involving Extremists Linked to the American Far Right and al-Qaida and Affiliated Movements January 2017 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Book Chapter
Geospatial Analysis of Terror Finance December 2017 Boyd, Marcus A. Research Brief
Nonprofit Service Provision by Insurgent Organizations -- The Cases of Hizballah and the Tamil Tigers June 2008 Flanigan, Shawn Journal Article
Oil and Terrorism: An Investigation of Mediators December 2016 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Poverty and Terrorism: A Hypothesis in Search of Evidence January 2009 Piazza, James A. Book Chapter
Poverty, Minority Economic Discrimination, and Domestic Terrorism March 2011 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Rooted in Poverty?: Terrorism, Poor Economic Development, and Social Cleavages December 2006 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Targeting Strategies in Single-Issue Bomb Attacks January 2016 Wilson, Margaret Journal Article
Terrorism and Counterfeiting: A Synopsis of Critical Issues and Research Opportunities November 2009 Freilich, Joshua; Weine, Stevan Book Chapter
The Cost of Living and Terror: Does Consumer Price Volatility Fuel Terrorism? April 2013 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
The Determinants of Domestic Right-Wing Terrorism in the USA: Economic Grievance, Societal Change and Political Resentment March 2015 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
The Economic Impact of Terrorist Incidents on the Italian Hospitality Industry January 2006 Journal Article
The Impact of Terrorism on Italian Employment and Business Activity February 2007 LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Journal Article
The Nexus between Terrorism and U.S. Product Counterfeiting July 2014 Sullivan, Brandon; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Research Brief
The Risk of Catastrophic Terrorism: An Extreme Value Approach March 2009 Mohtadi, Hamid Journal Article
Image Title Job Title Institution
Photo of Barnett Koven Barnett S. Koven

Senior Researcher, START

Affiliated Scholar, The Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy at Florida International University

University of Maryland
Bo Jiang, START Bo Jiang

Graduate Research Assistant, START

University of Maryland
Brandon Behlendorf Brandon Behlendorf

Assistant Director for Research Development/Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Elizabeth Petrun Elizabeth Petrun Sayers

Associate Behavioral and Social Scientist

RAND Corporation
Hamid Mohtadi

Professor of Economics

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
James A. Piazza

Liberal Arts Professor of Political Science

Pennsylvania State University
Jun Zhuang

Associate Professor of Engineering

University of Buffalo
Karina Panyan

Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database (GTD), START

University of Maryland
Kathleen Deloughery

Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Policy

University at Albany, State University of New York
Laura Dugan Laura Dugan

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Maryland
Lyubov Mincheva

Executive Director, Graduate Program in International Relations and Security Studies

University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Marcus A. Boyd

Senior Researcher, GIS, START

University of Maryland
Michelle Jacome Michelle Jacome

Project Manager/Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Nil Satana

Visiting Associate Professor

University of Maryland
Will Kammerer William Kammerer

Senior Faculty Specialist, START

University of Maryland

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