About

Anders Corr, Ph.D.

Anders Corr, Ph.D.

Corr Analytics provides analysis to government and business clients, with a focus on strategic and international political risk. Areas of expertise include international conflict, emerging markets, and quantitative analysis. The company has methodological experience in statistics, surveys, modeling, simulation, prediction, and causal inference.

The Advisory Board of New York-based Corr Analytics consists of Brazilian Business School Professor Evodio Kaltenecker (MBA, Harvard Business School), US Army Colonel Laurence Mixon (BS, West Point; MA, Air War College), and University of South Africa Law Professor Jeremy Sarkin (LLM, Harvard Law School).

Bloomberg TV, Financial Times, Business Week, Asia Observer, Huffington PostSmall Wars JournalSouth China Sea News, Sea Power Center, Philippine Star, and United Press International have featured Corr Analytics.

Founder

Dr. Anders Corr founded Corr Analytics in 2013. Prior to founding Corr Analytics, Dr. Corr deployed to Afghanistan and led the Social Science Research and Analysis (SSRA) group, which oversaw 600 Afghan contract employees on 44 survey projects. SSRA projects included Afghanistan-wide surveys on reintegration, women, and transition from international to Afghan governance. Dr. Corr also conducted predictive analysis of stability, insurgent attacks, and public opinion of governance at the district unit of analysis. This effort involved methodological leadership of a team that compiled and analyzed the largest database of public opinion and war data in Afghanistan appropriate for causal inference – hundreds of variables for each district-week from 2008 to the present. Dr. Corr developed computer code for this and other data that automated regression analysis for over 1,000 theoretical specifications, and produced over one million trended graphs at the village level.  He briefed over a dozen generals on these topics between 2011 and 2013.

From 2009 to 2010, Dr. Corr worked as an Associate for Booz Allen Hamilton. He served intelligence and operations clients at the United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) and the United States Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC). He worked closely with analysts to produce causal maps of event chains in Asia leading to the 30 worst catastrophic events for US national security. He also wrote computer code to automatically geo-locate and map insurgent attacks in the Philippines. Dr. Corr conducted major research on Bangladesh, including an in-country security assessment in which he visited all top Bangladeshi intelligence officials, and most major border crossings. ARES Corporation employed Dr. Corr as a Senior Social Scientist from 2008 to 2009. He conducted red team modeling and simulation of terrorist attacks against sensitive military installations for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). He also worked on use of social networking for early warning of biological weapons of mass destruction.

Dr. Corr has a B.A. from Yale University (2001, Summa cum laude) and a Ph.D. from Harvard University (2008), both in international relations.  He conducted academic research on the effects of military technology on the likelihood and outcome of war, as well as research on social movements, predictors for revolutions and coups, and terrorist use of weapons of mass destruction.  At Harvard, he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, Nebel Fellow, won a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, and obtained a Graduate Fellowship in Mathematics. At Yale, he was nominated for Best International Relations Thesis, served as a George W. Darr Memorial Scholar, and was granted membership in Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Corr’s book, No Trespassing: Squatting, Rent Strikes, and Land Struggles Worldwide (South End Press, 1999), focuses on social movements that seek to obtain land or housing through illegal means. He served as a peer reviewer for Routledge Press, the Journal of Urban History, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and has published on deterrence of nuclear terrorism with the peer-reviewed journal Nonproliferation Review. His analysis has appeared in or been featured by Bloomberg TV, Financial TimesBusiness Week, the New York TimesHouston ChronicleHuffington PostZ Magazine, South China Sea News, Sea Power Center, Philippine Star, and United Press International. Dr. Corr has been a member of the American Political Science Association (APSA) since 2004, and the Society of Professional Journalists since 2013.