Philip Verwimp is Professor of Development Economics at the Université libre de Bruxelles. He previously studied economics and sociology at the univerisities of Antwerp, Leuven, and Göttigen. He was a pre-and post-doctoral fellow at Yale University. He obtained his PhD in 2003 at KU Leuven with a dissertation on development and genocide in Rwanda. In 2005, he co-founded and still co-directs the households in conflict network (www.hicn.org), which groups together scholars working on the micro-economics of conflict. He works extensively on conflict, forced displacement, fragile states, poverty, health and education in developing countries. Prof.Verwimp’s academic work is published in leading journals such as the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Peace Research, the American Economic Review, the Journal of Development Economics, etc. He consults governments and international organisations on these topics.