Author Archives: Christoph Pfeiffer

Christoph P. Pfeiffer is an intelligence officer in the German Armed Forces. He studied economics at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg, Germany and at the United States Military Academy. He is a PhD candidate in the economics of terrorism.

Terrorism and the media in a game-theoretic setting

Are terrorists rational? Economics focuses on individual choice, assumes individual rationality and employs mathematical models to analyze human behavior. So, what can economics contribute to the study of terrorism – and how realistic is the assumption of rationality for terrorists? First of all, definitions of rationality can vary substantially. In a thick sense, rationality implies […]

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