Vincenzo Bove is an Assistant Professor in Politics and Quantitative Methods at the University of Warwick. He has an MSc and PhD in Economics from Birkbeck College, University of London, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Florence. Bove has held teaching and research appointments at the University of Essex and the University of Genoa. His research fields include the economics of conflict, defense spending, political economy and the war in Afghanistan. In his pre-academic life, he served as an officer in the Italian Navy, principally working in anti-submarine warfare.