Chris Blattman is the Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies at The University of Chicago, in the Harris School of Public Policy. A faculty member in The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts, he focuses on why some people and societies are poor, unequal and violent, and how to tackle these issues.
Chris has been at the University of Chicago since 2016. Before that, he was an Associate Professor of International Affairs and Political Science at Columbia University, and an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Economics at Yale. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, a MPA/ID from Harvard University’s Kennedy School, and a BA in Economics from the University of Waterloo.