The Economic Cost of the War in Sri Lanka
AbstractThere is growing interest in recent years in the economic dimensions of civil wars and other violent social conflicts. This paper discusses some of the conceptual and methodological problems associated with assessing the economic costs of such conflicts, and presents an evaluation of the costs of the (still ongoing) conflict in Sri Lanka. On conservative assumptions, the war may have cost the equivalent of twice Sri Lanka's 1996 GDP.
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Volume (Year): 29 (2001)
Issue (Month): 9 (September)
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- Nisha Arunatilake & Sisira Kumara Jayasuriya & Saman Kelegama, 1999. "The Economic Cost of the War in Sri Lanka," Working Papers, School of Economics, La Trobe University 1999.10, School of Economics, La Trobe University.
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