Tilman Brück

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Tilman Brück
Born (1970-12-10) 10 December 1970 (age 52)
Nationality German
Institution Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Field Development economics
Alma mater University of Oxford
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Tilman Brück (born 10 December 1970) is a German economist specializing in development and the economics of peace, conflict and terrorism. He was full professor of development economics at Humboldt University of Berlin. He also headed the department of Development and Security at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW). [1]


Brück is an expert on the economics of developing and transition countries such as Colombia, Mozambique, Angola, Uganda, Mongolia and the countries of Central Asia. In September 2012 it was announced that he was to replace Bates Gill as head of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, a global think-tank dedicated to research into security, conflict and arms control. [2] Brück took up the Director's position in January 2013 and stepped down in June 2014. [3]

Podium discussion with Catholic Cardinal Peter Turkson, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and economist Tilman Bruck at the 101st Katholikentag Kurienkardinal Peter Turkson, Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel und Wirtschaftswissenschafter Tilman Bruck im Rahmen einer Podiumsdiskussion mit Angela Merkel anlasslich des 101. Katholikentags in Munster.jpg
Podium discussion with Catholic Cardinal Peter Turkson, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and economist Tilman Brück at the 101st Katholikentag


Brück studied for masters and doctorate degrees in economics at the University of Oxford, St Cross College, between 1996 and 2001. Prior to this he studied economics at the University of Glasgow. He was also a visiting lecturer at the University of Rome, Tor Vergata. He speaks English, German and Portuguese.

Research interests

Brück's research interests include the inter-relationship between peace, security and development (especially at the micro-level), the economics of post-war reconstruction, and the economics of terrorism and security policy.

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  1. http://www.sipri.org/about/bios/tilman_brueck SIPRI Website: Staff biographies
  2. "20 Sept 2012: SIPRI welcomes new Director — www.sipri.org". Archived from the original on 25 November 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012. SIPRI Press release, 20 September 2012: 'SIPRI welcomes new Director'
  3. "Press statement by the SIPRI Governing Board: Changes in leadership at SIPRI | SIPRI".
  4. http://www.hicn.org/wordpress/?page_id=101 Households in Conflict Network (HiCN): 'People'