Marc W. Herold
Associate Professor of Economic Development & Women's Studies
Marc [dot] Herold [at] unh [dot] edu
Fields of Specialization:
Third-world economic development; Brazil; civilian casualties of modern air wars; women and development; international studies; postmodernism; political economy
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
M.B.A., University of California, Berkeley
B.S., Swiss Federal Polytechnic University
I have frequently been asked (and criticized) why a development economist should be concerned or know anything about, civilian casualties of war? My answer has been that in some thirty years of teaching and researching about the Third World my focus has been upon how “development” has affected the everyday lives of people. Sadly, such development has created an “economic body count.” My interest in civilian casualties explores how modern wars result in a “war body count,” severely affecting the everyday lives of simple, innocent people struggling to survive. The very same point has recently been made by the former chief economist of the World Bank, Joseph Stiglitz, in his Globalization and Its Discontents (New York: W.W. Norton, 20002) on p. 24.
Ice in the Tropics: the Export of ‘Crystal Blocks of Yankee Coldness’ to India and Brazil, by Marc W. Herold. Texto completo: PDF
Cited in From the Abyss of the Iraq War (8): Counting and mourning needless deaths by Kazuya Matsumoto, asahi.com (November 30, 2010)
Cited in Why the US Should Leave Afghanistan: An Interviewwith Malalai Joya, Former Afghan Member of Parlaiment, by Miles Ashdown, Toward Freedom (November 11, 2010)
Afghanistan War -- A Saga of Lopsided Death and Destruction, OpEdNews.com (May 26, 2010)
Tenerife, Canary Islands, laopinion.es, Guerras lejanas (November 5, 2009)
Madrid, Opinion-EstrellaDigital.es, ¿Hay soluciones para Afganistán? by General Alberto Piris (October 26, 2009)
Killing the Innocents to Save ‘Our Troops’, Eight Years of Horror Perpetrated upon Afghan Civilians by the American Military and its Megaphone, the Corporate Media, By Marc W. Herold, Department of Economics, University of New Hampshire (Lecture given on October 15, 2009 at a public forum with Zoya of RAWA “Afghanistan: Resisting Occupation and Fundamentalism,” organized by United for Justice with Peace and the Afghan Women’s Mission, held at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA.) Milan-based Uruknet
Talk given at Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, at the launch for Professor Herold's book \"Afghanistan as an empty space\".
Professor Herold's research is cited extensively throughout the world. Recently, he was quoted in the article \"La guerra y las elecciones\" published in Claridad.
Cover story, by Professor Herold in FRONTLINE (Volume 26 - Issue 13 :: Jun. 20-Jul. 03, 2009, INDIA'S NATIONAL MAGAZINE) - Obama's Afghan war, the U.S. media, and the United Nations: the new metric of civilian casualties.
WEHC 2009 Programme, XVth World Economic History Congress Utrecht 2009, Empirical Foundations of Salvador da Bahia as Node of Commodity Networks, 1850-1914.
Cover story, by Professor Herold in FRONTLINE (Volume 25 - Issue 21 :: Oct. 11-24, 2008, INDIA'S NATIONAL MAGAZINE) - A new dossier on the (im)precision of U.S. bombing and the (under)valuation of Afghan lives.
“Truth as Collateral Damage. Civilian Deaths from US/NATO Air Strikes in Afghanistan are not Accidents od Mistakes – They are Calculated and Predicted,” The Guardian (London) (October 22, 2008).
'Unworthy' Afghan Bodies: 'Smarter' U.S. Weapons Kill More Innocents, in Stephen J. Rockel and Rick Halpern (eds), Inventing Collateral Damage (London: Between the Lines Publishers).
Kunduz Massacre, by Marc W. Herold, FrontLine: Volume 26 - Issue 20 :: Sep. 26-Oct. 09, 2009 (Published in India).
Contextualizando la masacre de Kunduz, by Marc W. Herold, Rebelión, Sept. 19, 2009 (Published in Madrid, Spain).
A very large data base, regularly updated, on the effects of the U.S. and allied bombing and occupation of Afghanistan (October 7-present), at http://pubpages.unh.edu/~mwherold
Afghanistan Como un Espacio Vacio El Perfecto Estado Neocolonial Del Siglo XXI. Madrid: AKAL, 2007.
'Unworthy' Afghan Bodies: 'Smarter' U.S. Weapons Kill More Innocents, in Stephen Rockel and Rick Halpern (eds), 'Collateral Damage': Civilian Casualties, War and Empire (London and Toronto: Pluto Press and Between the Lines Press of Toronto).
Entre o Açúcar e o Petróleo: Bahia e Salvador, 1920-1960, Revista Espaco Academico No. 42.
\"'Urban Dimensions' of the Punishment of Afghanistan by U.S. Bombs,\" in S. Graham and S. Marvin (eds), Cities, War and Terrorism (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers).
\"Estratégias de adaptação e sobrevivência das mulheres em periódos de reestruturação macroeconômica - Household survival strategies in a context of growing economic despair: a comparison of Salvador and Fortaleza,\" (with Lucigleide N. Nascimento and Francisco Correio de Oliveira). Proceedings of the Fifth BRASA Conference (Albuquerque: Brazilian American Studies Association - BRASA, Recife).