Robert Blair

Brown University

Box 1860

Providence, RI 02912

United States

Brown University - Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Assistant Professor

111 Thayer Street

Box 1970

Providence, RI 02912-1970

United States

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Predicting Local Violence

Number of pages: 81 Posted: 29 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2017
Brown University, University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy and University College of London
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forecasting, violence, crime, fights, riots, ethnic politics, Liberia, prediction, early warning

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Legitimacy After Violence: Evidence from Two Lab-in-the-Field Experiments in Liberia

Number of pages: 82 Posted: 17 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2018
Robert Blair
Brown University
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peacebuilding, peacekeeping, statebuilding, legitimacy, civil war, sub-Saharan Africa, Liberia, behavioral games, lab-in-the-field experiments

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Establishing the Rule of Law in Weak and War-Torn States: Evidence from a Field Experiment with the Liberian National Police

MIT Political Science Department Research Paper No. 2018-8
Number of pages: 95 Posted: 03 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2018
Robert Blair, Sabrina Karim and Benjamin Morse
Brown University, Emory University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Political Science
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police, security sector reform, rule of law, post-conflict reconstruction, Africa, field experiments

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Policing Ethnicity: Lab-in-the-Field Evidence on Discrimination, Cooperation, and Ethnic Balancing in the Liberian National Police

Number of pages: 79 Posted: 01 May 2016 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2019
Brown University, Emory University, New York University - Department of Politics and Emory University
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peacebuilding, security sector reform, policing, ethnic conflict and cooperation, discrimination, Liberia, lab-in-the-field experiments

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How to Promote Order and Property Rights Under Weak Rule of Law? An Experiment in Changing Dispute Resolution Behavior Through Community Education

Forthcoming in American Political Science Review
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 22 May 2013 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2013
University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy, University College of London and Brown University
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conflict, conflict resolution, property rights, state building, peace building, development, institutions, experiments

Engineering Informal Institutions: Long Run Impacts of Alternative Dispute Resolution on Violence and Property Rights in Liberia

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 17 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2018
University College of London, Brown University and University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy
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informal institutions, property rights, alternative dispute resolution

Engineering Informal Institutions: Long-Run Impacts of Alternative Dispute Resolution on Violence and Property Rights in Liberia

NBER Working Paper No. w24482
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 12 Apr 2018
University College of London, Brown University and University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy
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International Intervention and the Rule of Law after Civil War: Evidence from Liberia

Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Research Paper No. 2018-39
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 03 May 2018 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2018
Robert Blair
Brown University
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Peacekeeping, Peacebuilding, Statebuilding, Rule of Law, List Experiments, Sub-Saharan Africa

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Predicting Local Violence: Evidence from a Panel Survey in Liberia

Number of pages: 87 Posted: 22 Oct 2016
Brown University, University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy and University College of London
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forecasting, violence, machine learning, surveys, Africa

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Public Health and Public Trust: Evidence from the Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic in Liberia

MIT Political Science Department Research Paper No. 2018-6
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 04 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2018
Robert Blair, Benjamin Morse and Lily Tsai
Brown University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Political Science and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science
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Ebola Virus Disease, trust in government, Liberia, household surveys, epidemics

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Civil War and Citizens' Demand for the State: An Empirical Test of Hobbesian Theory

Number of pages: 74 Posted: 25 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 09 Dec 2019
Robert Blair
Brown University
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civil wars, violence, peacebuilding, statebuilding, Hobbes, Africa

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Building Trust and Cooperation in Weak States: Persuasion and Source Accountability in Liberia during the 2014-2015 Ebola Crisis

MIT Political Science Department Research Paper No. 2019-01, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Research Paper No. 2019-01
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 26 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2019
Lily Tsai, Benjamin Morse and Robert Blair
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Political Science and Brown University
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Ebola Virus Disease, trust in government, Liberia, household surveys, epidemics

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UN Peacekeeping and the Rule of Law After Civil War

Number of pages: 80 Posted: 16 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 09 Dec 2019
Robert Blair
Brown University
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rule of law, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, security sector reform, Africa

The Promise and Pitfalls of Conflict Prediction: Evidence from Colombia and Indonesia

NBER Working Paper No. w25980
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 26 Jun 2019
Boston University - Department of Economics, Brown University, University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy, Boston University and Northwestern University
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The Promise and Pitfalls of Conflict Prediction: Evidence from Colombia and Indonesia

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13829
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 30 Jul 2019
Boston University - Department of Economics, Brown University, University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy, Boston University and Northwestern University
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Civil War, Colombia, conflict, Forecasting, Indonesia, Machine Learning, prediction