Research

My Master’s thesis, “Bargaining Harder: Enforcement Credibility and Bargaining Intensity in Civil Wars,” looks into the failure of cooperation even when enforcement is guaranteed. I address how interactions between commitment and bargaining problems can impede cooperation due to decreased bargaining flexibility. Utilizing data on civil war negotiation attempts and zero-inflated negative binomial regression, I demonstrate that the more credible the prospects of peace agreement enforcement, the more hesitant actors become when striking an agreement, increasing the likelihood of cooperation failure while bargaining.