Claude Berrebi is an economist at the RAND Corporation. His terrorism research has been extensively cited and published in top economics and political science academic journals, such as American Political Science Review, Defence and Peace Economics, Economica, Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Journal of Economic Perspectives, among others. Berrebi is also a core member of the European Commission's Network for Economic Analysis of Terrorism and Anti-Terror Policies (NEAT) working on a new agenda for European security economics.
Berrebi's work at RAND addresses major concerns on topical issues—e.g., a labor market study for the Qatari government; a project for the U.S. Department of the Treasury modeling the appropriate level of asset forfeiture following the employment of illegal aliens; a study for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission analyzing the differences between broker-dealers and investment-advisers; a study for the U.S. Department of Defense about trends and radicalization in the Pakistani military; and a risk analysis of energy alternative futures for the Israeli government. Berrebi was also in charge of the economic analysis in a multidisciplinary team of researchers advising the National Institutes of Health about a National Clinical Research Associates network.
Berrebi's research has been featured extensively in media outlets such as ABC News, Atlantic Monthly, Christian Science Monitor, CNN Fortune, Daily Times, Daily Tribune, Financial Times, Jerusalem Post, New York Times, Newsweek, Observer, and Washington Post, among others.
Berrebi received his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University.
- Qatari labor market study
- Modeling the appropriate level of asset forfeiture following the employment of illegal aliens
- Analyzing the differences between broker-dealers and investment-advisers
- Trends and radicalization in the Pakistani military
- Risk analysis of energy alternative futures for Israel
Efraim Benmelech, Claude Berrebi and Esteban F. Klor, "The Economic Cost of Harboring Terrorism," The Journal of Conflict Resolution, 54(2), 2010
Claude Berrebi and Esteban F. Klor, "The Impact of Terrorism on the Defense Industry," Economica, 77(307), 2010
Claude Berrebi, F. Martorell and J. C. Tanner, "An Overview of the Qatari Labor Market," The Middle East Journal, 63(3), 2009
Claude Berrebi and Esteban F. Klor, "Are Voters Sensitive to Terrorism?" American Political Science Review, 102(3), 2008
Claude Berrebi, "Evidence About the Link Between Education, Poverty and Terrorism Among Palestinians," Peace Science and Public Policy, 13(1), 2007
Claude Berrebi and Darius Lakdawalla, "How Does Terrorism Risk Vary Across Space and Time? An Analysis Based on the Israeli Experience," Defence and Peace Economics, 18(2), 2007
Efraim Benmelech and Claude Berrebi, "Human Capital and the Productivity of Suicide Bombers," Journal of Economic Perspectives, 21(3), 2007
Claude Berrebi and Esteban F. Klor, "On Terrorism and Electoral Outcomes: Theory and Evidence from the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," The Journal of Conflict Resolution, 50(6), 2006
Recent Media Appearances
Interviews: ABC News; Atlantic Monthly; Christian Science Monitor; CNN Fortune; Daily Times; Daily Tribune; Het Financieele Dagblad; Financial Times; Jerusalem Post; New Scientist; New York Times; Newsweek International; The Observer; Sydney Morning Herald; Washington Post