Dr Christopher Kollmeyer has been awarded a Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust.
The award funds a one-year research sabbatical to undertake a substantial study on whether economic globalisation promotes civil peace in developing countries.
The project, Does Global Capitalism Promote Civil Peace in Developing Countries?, draws on Dr Kollmeyer’s considerable experience compiling and using large-scale datasets to understand structural changes in society and how they affect outcomes of interest to sociologists.
Drawing on a quantitative technique from macroeconomics (vector autoregression), Dr Kollmeyer will shed new empirical light on the possibility that peaceful countries more easily attract foreign investors than conflict-affected countries.
Dr Kollmeyer will begin his sabbatical in September 2021 and will disseminate his findings at conferences as the project unfolds.