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 Raul Caruso 

Raul Caruso born in Avellino, educated in Naples (MA), Leuven (Msc) and Milan (PhD), is currently affiliated at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Milan campus) where he is serving as professor of International Economics (BA), Economic Policy (BA) and Economics of Crime (MA). In 2012 he has been awarded with the qualification of associate professor in economic policy. His research interests are: Peace Economics, Economic theories of conflict and conflict resolution, Terrorism, international economic sanctions and International Political Economy. He is editor in chief of Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy (USA) and he is also in the editorial board of Defence and Peace Economics (USA), the Economics of Peace and security Journal (USA) and the RivistaInternazionale di ScienzeSociali (Italy). Since 2009 he is also serving as executive director of Network of European Peace Scientists and he organizes the annual Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference. He is also the head of the Italian Chapter of Economists for Peace and Security. At the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart he is also member of the management board of Center for Applied Economics (CSEA) and in the period 2012-2016 he has served in the scientific committee of Center for Higher Education Internazionalization (CHEI).
He had lectured at MIT (USA), Hiroshima University (Japan), Central University of Finance and Economics of Bejing (China), Warsaw University (Poland), Kazakh Humanitarian Law University (Kazakhstan), and Novosibirsk State University (Russian Federation). He has been awarded with the Stuart Bremer Award in 2004, with Premio Isimbardi in 2011, with the Emerald Outstanding Author Contribution in 2012, with ManasChatterji Award for excellence in Peace Economics and Peace Science in 2014 and with a certificate of highly cited research on the Journal of Policy Modeling in 2016.  
 Related publications 

Peace and conflict economics

Caruso R., (2017), Economia della pace, Bologna, Il Mulino, ISBN 8815259961. 

Caruso R., Petrarca I., Ricciuti R., (2016), ClimateChange, Rice Crops and Violence. Evidence from Indonesia. Journal of Peace Research, vol. 53, n.1, pp. 66-83. 

McDougal T., Caruso R. (2016), Is there a relationship between wartime violence and postwar agricultural development outcomes? The case of concessions and community grants in Mozambique, Political Geography, 50, 20-32. 

Caruso R., Di Domizio M., (2016), Military Spending and Budget Deficits: The Impact of US Military Spending on Public Debt in Europe (1988-2013), Defence and Peace Economics, (ahead of print) http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10242694.2016.1228259

Caruso R., (2015), Beyond Deterrence and Decline, Towards a General Understanding of Peace Economics, Rivista Internazionale di ScienzeSociali, vol. 128, n.1, pp. 57-74

Caruso R., (2010), Butter, Guns and Ice-Cream, Theory and evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa. Defence and Peace Economics, vol. 21, n.3, pp. 269-283. 

Caruso R., (2010), On the nature of Peace Economics, Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, vol. 16, n.2, art.1

Caruso R., (2006), A Trade Institution as a Peaceful Institution? A contribution to Integrative Theory, Conflict Management and Peace Science, vol. 23, n. 1, pp. 53-72.

Military expenditures and their impact

Caruso R., Di Domizio M., (2016), Military Spending and Budget Deficits: The Impact of US Military Spending on Public Debt in Europe (1988-2013), Defence and Peace Economics, (ahead of print) http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10242694.2016.1228259

Caruso R., Di Domizio M., (2016), Interdependence Between US and European Military Spending: A Panel Cointegration Analysis (1988-2013), Applied Economics Letters, vol. 23, n.4, pp. 302-305. 

Terrorism and Political Violence

Bassetti T., Caruso R., Schneider F., (2017), The Tree of Violence: a GMRET Analysis, Empirical Economics , doi:10.1007/s00181-016-1214-1. 

Caruso R., Schneider F., (2013) Brutality of Jihadist Terrorism. A contest theory perspective and empirical evidence in the period 2002-2010, Journal of Policy Modeling, vol. 35, n.5, pp. 685-696

Caruso R., Schneider F., (2011), The Socio-Economic determinants of terrorism and political violence in Western Europe (1994-2007). European Journal of Political Economy. Vol.27, S1, s37-s49

Caruso R., Gavrilova E., (2012), Youth Unemployment and Political Violence, Evidence from Israeli/Palestinian Conflict (1997-2007), Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, vol.18,n.2, art. 2

Caruso R., Locatelli A. (eds.), (2014), Understanding Terrorism, A socio-economic perspective, Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley, UK, series: Contributions to Conflict Management, Peace, Economics and Development, vol. 22.