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On the Nature of Peace Economics

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  • Caruso Raul

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    (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Istituto di Politica Economica)

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The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the definition of “peace economics.” The core of peace economics has to be found in the distribution between productive and unproductive activities. In particular, such a distribution is shaped by the structure of the economy and the distinction between contested and uncontested activities. The positive “side” of peace economics emphasizes the study of conflict, which is interpreted as a strategic destructive interaction between rational agents. The normative “side” of peace economics is the study of economic policies intended to minimize the unproductive components within economies, thereby also reducing the risk of outbreak of actual conflicts. In this respect, peace economics can also contribute to the study of establishment of endogenous institutions, leading to a permanent peaceful development of societies.

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Volume (Year): 16 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (January)
Pages: 1-13

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  1. Raul Caruso & Prabin B. Khadka & Ilaria Petrarca & Roberto Ricciuti, 2012. "Do UN troops secure crops? Evidence from South Sudan," Working Papers 23/2012, University of Verona, Department of Economics.
  2. Azis Iwan J, 2011. "Endogenous Institution in Decentralization," Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 16(2), pages 1-18, May.
  3. Caruso, Raul & Di Domizio, Marco, 2013. "International hostility and aggressiveness on the soccer pitch Evidence from European Championships and World Cups for the period 2000-2012," MPRA Paper 50099, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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