Scott Gates

Research Professor

Scott Gates
Work phone: +4722 54 77 32
Mobile phone: +47916 48 367

Research Interests

Applied Game Theoretic Analysis, International Relations Theory, International Political Economy, Formal Models of Bureaucracy, Economic Modeling.


​​​​Languages spoken:

English, Norwegian

Working experience:

Director, CSCW, PRIO, August 2002-2012

Professor, University of Oslo, 2015--

Professor, Norwegian Univ of Science & Technology, 2003--

Michigan State University, Associate Professor, 1996-2003

PRIO, Program Leader and Research Professor, 1999-2002

PRIO, Visiting Research Fellow, 1997- 1999

Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology, Visiting Scholar 96-97,98

Univ. of Trondheim, Visiting Associate Professor, 1994-95

Michigan State University, Assistant Professor, 1989-1996


PhD, Political Science, University of Michigan, 1989
MS, Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, 1985
MA, Political Science, University of Michigan, 1983
BA, Political Science, University of Minnesota, 1980
BA, Anthopology, University of Minnesota, 1980


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The following publications are specific to the PRIO Middle East Centre. A more complete list is available at

All Publications

PRIO Policy Brief

Rustad, Siri Aas; Andreas Forø Tollefsen & Scott Gates (2019) The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State (IS), Conflict Trends, 4. Oslo: PRIO.

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