Elisabeth Lio Rosvold

Senior Researcher

Elisabeth Lio Rosvold
Elisabeth Lio Rosvold left PRIO in 2019. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Research Interests

  • ​Climate-conflict connections
  • The political economy of disasters​
  • ​Urban unrest
  • ​Quantitative methods​


​​​​PhD Project
In my PhD project I look at how climatic disasters might affect ongoing conflict, aiming to uncover some of the mechanisms at play between disaster events and the dynamics of conflict.​​

2015: MSc, Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

2013: MA, International ​Political Economy, Kings College London

2012: BA, Political Economy, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Thomson, Henry; Halvard Buhaug; Henrik Urdal & Elisabeth Lio Rosvold (2021) Group organization, elections and urban political mobilization in the developing world, Democratization. DOI: 10.1080/13510347.2021.1944117.
Rosvold, Elisabeth Lio & Halvard Buhaug (2021) GDIS, a global dataset of geocoded disaster locations, Scientific Data 8(61): 1–7.
Rustad, Siri Aas; Elisabeth Lio Rosvold & Halvard Buhaug (2020) Development Aid, Drought, and Coping Capacity, Journal of Development Studies 56(8): 1578–1593.
Rosvold, Elisabeth Lio (2019) Disaggregated determinants of aid: Development aid projects in the Philippines, Development Policy Review. DOI: 10.1111/dpr.12465.

PhD Thesis

Rosvold, Elisabeth Lio (2019) Coping with Calamity: Natural Disasters, Armed Conflict and Development Aid. PhD thesis, Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim.

PRIO Policy Brief

Rosvold, Elisabeth Lio; Halvard Buhaug & Siri Aas Rustad (2020) Development Aid, Drought and Coping Capacity, PRIO Policy Brief, 4. Oslo: PRIO.