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W&L’s Silwal Publishes New Book Shikha Silwal recently published "The Economics of Conflict and Peace."

Shikha-Silwal-350x350 W&L’s Silwal Publishes New BookShikha Silwal

 Shikha Silwal, associate professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, recently published a new book, “The Economics of Conflict and Peace.”

According to the introduction, the book was written “for an audience of students, general readers and economists alike. This volume is a primer on the field of the economics of conflict and peace. It offers a reasonably comprehensive, systematic and detailed overview — even if in broad strokes — of the field’s orthodox and heterodox history of thought and current theories and evidence.”

Silwal says the book was conceived when she began teaching a course at W&L about the economics of war and peace.

“I am very grateful for the support I received from my department and from students who took the course and expressed interest in learning more,” Silwal said. “While the conversation about the class and the core of the subfield is ongoing, I am thrilled to see my years of teaching and research culminate in this condensed manuscript. This is the type of book I wish I had access to when I was a graduate student and early career faculty member. I hope readers will find the manuscript helpful in understanding the past and in generating more research in the future.”

The book is available for free download for two weeks; read more here.