ERC starting grant to Vellesen Løken at FAIR-CELE

6 September 2017 15:24

(updated: 26 April 2018 08:30)

ERC starting grant to Vellesen Løken at FAIR-CELE

Professor Katrine Vellesen Løken at FAIR-CELE has recieved an ERC starting grant for the project CIVICS - Criminality, Victimization and Social Interactions

Katrine V. Løken
Katrine V. Løken

Today it was announced that professor Katrine Vellesen Løken has recieved an ERC starting grant for the project CIVICS - Criminality, Victimization and Social Interactions. 406 early-career researchers from 48 countries were awarded this time, including six projects hosted in Norway. The grants are awarded under the 'excellent science' pillar of Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme.

CIVICS aims to understand the structure and causal relations of criminal's social networks. The project is a pioneering large-scale study of the broader social context of the economics of crime, focusing on causality and will unearth understanding on criminal networks, determining costs of victimization and validate benfits of prison rehabilitation programmes.

Joining Vellesen Løken are four main team members. Magne Mogstad (University of Chicago) an expert on state of the art empirical methods, Gordon Dahl (UCSD) on modelling and empirical methods, Manudeep Bhuller (University of Oslo) a key expert on Norwegian register data and Julian Johnsen (University of Bergen) on linking networks. The team will be completed by one post doc and two PhD students.