Caleb Petry

Model Development Research Associate

What I do

Caleb Petry is a Model Development Research Associate at the Pardee Center for International Futures. He primarily works to build extensions to, improve, and apply the International Futures model - with a primary focus on bilateral interactions. Additionally, he conducts research for the Diplometrics Program and other projects as needed.

Since initially joining Pardee as a Research Assistant in 2015, he has also contributed to research at Pardee on such issue areas as severe acute malnutrition (SAM), military reach, and threat - among others.

His personal research interests include better understanding the role of relevancy in international conflict and the linkages between economic development and conflict.



  • University of Denver, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies; Minors in Economics and Public Policy, September 2013 – June 2017
  • Minnesota Studies in International Development, Study Abroad focused on Public Policy and Economic Development, Sept. 2015 - Nov. 2015

Featured Publications

Peer Reviewed

  • “The Persistent Global Burden of Severe Acute Malnutrition: Cross-Country Estimates, Models and Forecasts.” Jonathan D. Moyer, David K.Bohl, Caleb Petry, Andrew Scott, Jos ́e R. Sol ́orzano, and Randall Kuhn. Global Transitions 2 (2020): 167–79.

Other Publications and Presentations

  • “Forecasting the threat of international conflict using new data: how good are we?” Jonathan D. Moyer, Drew Bowlsby, and Caleb Petry.Paper presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, September 2017.
  • “Advancing Development in Uganda: Evaluating Policy Choices for 2016-21 and Selected Impacts to 2040”. Jonathan D. Moyer, Alex Porter,Shelby Johnson, Jason R. Moyer, and Dave K. Bohl. Contributing Authors: Jordan Farrar, Katherine Hill, Caleb Petry, and Nenani Sichone.2015. Invited Research Paper for USAID, Uganda Mission. Pardee Center for International Futures, University of Denver, Denver, CO.