Michael Spagat is Consultant on Oxford Research Group's (ORG) Every Casualty programme. Michel is a Professor of Economics at Royal Holloway College, University of London. He gained his PhD. at Harvard University and has held faculty posts at Brown University and the University of Illinois.
His papers on armed conflict have been published in Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Peace Research, the Journal of Conflict Resolution and PLoS Medicine. His current research addresses universal patterns in modern war, the Dirty War Index, civilian casualties in the Iraq conflict, and problems in the measurement of war deaths.