Martin Ottmann

Colleges, School and Institutes

Research interests

Civil wars; peace agreements; post-conflict development; advanced statistical research methods (esp. methods of causal inference).


I work on the political economy of post-conflict institutions and development. My objective is to understand when and under what conditions peace emerges after civil war.

Ongoing projects explore the redistributive effects of power-sharing and the role of citizens in peace processes. Focusing on design-based inference, I rely on the combination of advanced statistical research methods and qualitative field research.

I am also one of the coordinators of the Citizens in Peace Processes (CIPP) research network:

Please see my personal website for further information on my research:

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

I welcome new PhD applications exploring the characteristics of civil wars, peace processes and post-conflict development, including especially those interested in advanced statistical research methods.