Eli Berman

Professor – Department of Economics

Phone: (858) 534-2858

Fax: (858) 534-7655

Office: ECON 218

Email: elib at

Biography  (PDF)

Department of Economics
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive # 0508
La Jolla, CA 92093-0508

Berman received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

His latest books Proxy Wars (with David Lake, 2019) and Small Wars, Big Data (with Joseph Felter and Jacob Shapiro, 2018) were published by Cornell and Princeton Presses, respectively.

Current Research Interests

  • economic development and conflict
  • insurgency, terrorism
  • economics of religion
  • labor economics