Michael Spagat argues that John Tirman undermines his own cause with faulty statistics.
Michael Spagat is Professor of Macroeconomics, Development and Finance at Royal Holloway, University of London's Department of Economics. He has a PhD in Economics from Harvard and a BA in Economics and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences from Northwestern. He has held research/teaching posts at the University of Illinois, Brown University, the New Economic School in Moscow, and theInstitute of Economics of the Academia Sinica. He is a research fellow of the CEPR, the Davidson Institute and the Households in Conflict Network. He is writing a book entitled “Conflict Analysis” and likely to write a book on conflict mortality in Iraq.