Peter Turchin


University of Connecticut & CSH Faculty

Peter Turchin is a scientist at University of Connecticut and leader of a team investigating Social Complexity and Collapse at the CSH.

 

Peter wants to understand how human societies evolve, and why we see such a staggering degree of inequality in economic performance and effectiveness of governance among nations. Peter’s approach to answering these questions blends theory building with the analysis of data.

 

Peter is the founder of a new transdisciplinary field called Cliodynamics, which uses the tools of complexity science and cultural evolution to study the dynamics of historical empires and modern nation-states.

 

Peter has published two hundred articles, including a dozen in such top journals as Nature, Science, and PNAS. In 2004, Peter was designated as “Highly Cited Researcher” by ISIHighlyCited.com. He has authored seven books, including Secular Cycles (with Sergey Nefedov, Princeton, 2009), and War and Peace and War (Penguin, 2005).

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