The Business of Pirate Protection

This summer I have worked with Anja Shortland, an economist at Brunel, on a paper on Somali piracy. Anja is one of the foremost experts on the topic and has published fascinating work in this area. Our paper uses satellite imagines to make sense of the protection arrangements enjoyed by Somali pirates.

Of course, this is just part of a plan of mine to justify a trip to Somalia one day.

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