The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy is now open.  Our office hours are from: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. Please refer to the COVID-19 Resource Guide for all matters related to the return to campus.  All visitors and vendors must fill out the Columbia University Health Screening Form.  We look forward to seeing you on campus.


Michael Rubin

PhD Student



Michael Rubin, B.A. (2010), Emory University; M.A. (2012), Columbia University. PhD student, Political Science, Columbia University.

Research Interests: International Relations, bargaining and conflict, ethnic politics, and political economy of civil war. Specific interests in the organization of insurgent groups, alliances in civil war, state sponsorship and transnational dimensions of conflict. Quantitative Methodology and game theory in the study of conflict.


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