Monica Beeder is a Ph.D. Research Scholar at the Department of Economics at the Norwegian School of Economics and affiliated to FAIR and Chr. Michelsen Institute. She joined the Department in August 2020.
Her main research interests are development economics, conflict economics and economics of crime.
Monica is working on cocaine production and violence in Colombia. She is also working on ethnic identity and discrimination in Ethiopia. Thirdly, she is working on military drones and radicalization in an African context.
Monica holds an MA in Economics from the University of Bergen where her focus was on economic shocks and drug-related violence in Colombia.
Previously she has been studying Political Economy, Peace and Conflict Studies, Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin-American culture studies in Argentina, Brazil, Nepal, Nicaragua, Portugal, and Spain.