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Conflict and Production: An Application to Natural Resources

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  • Wick Katharina

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    (Tilburg University, CentER)

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I present a Stackelberg model of conflict, in which contestants have limited endowments to be put in two separate sectors, thus incorporating salient features of many conflicts. The model is applied to the case of conflict over natural resources. Consistent with amounting empirical evidence regarding a so-called "resource curse," I find that the relation between conflict intensity and resource rents is non-monotonous, and that the economy's income growth rate may be negatively affected by resource abundance.

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Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy.

Volume (Year): 8 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 1-47

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  1. Mare Sarr & Katharina Wick, 2010. "Resources, conflict and development choices: public good provision in resource rich economies," Economics of Governance, Springer, vol. 11(2), pages 183-205, April.
  2. Wick, A.K., 2008. "Conflicts, Development and Natural Resources: An Applied Game Theoretic Approach," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-3160797, Tilburg University.
  3. Libman, Alexander Mikhailovich, 2009. "Эндогенные Границы И Распределение Власти В Федерациях И Международных Сообществах
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    ," MPRA Paper 16473, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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