Scott Gates

Research Professor

Scott Gates
Mobile phone: +47 916 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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