Dr. Reynal – Querol is ICREA Research Professor the Department of Economics and Business at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). She is also affiliated Professor at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. She is member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the European Journal of Political Economy, and Associate Editor of the Spanish Economic Review. She is an award holder of the ERC-Starting grant, awarded by the European Research Council. She holds a Ph. D. in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2001) and Master with Honors from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). She worked at the World Bank between 2001 and 2005. Research interests: the causes of civil wars, conflict resolution and the aftermath of conflict; leadership and institutions; rent seeking and ethnic polarization; aid effectiveness. Publications in the American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, the Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, among others.