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Determinants of Peace: A Cross-Country Analysis

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  • Oasis Kodila-Tedika

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    (University of Kinshasa, Department of Economics, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

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In this study, we discover the variables susceptible to affect the peace. To arrive there, we made resort to the analysis in cross-sectional. We find that the institutional variables are auspicious to the peace, especially the political stability. The macroeconomic variables are, on the whole, positive and statistically meaningful determinants of the peace, some of them not being robust. The war remains damaging to the peace and this in a robust manner. It is more or less the same report for the inequalities. The effects of the size of nation, the religion and the diversity are not as clear. The human capital seems favorable.

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Article provided by Weissberg Publishing in its journal Economic Research Guardian.

Volume (Year): 2 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 (December)
Pages: 180-200

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Handle: RePEc:wei:journl:v:2:y:2012:i:2:p:180-200

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Keywords: Peace; Institution; War; Religion; Diversity; Human Capital; Determinants of peace;

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  1. Hartzell, Caroline & Hoddie, Matthew & Rothchild, Donald, 2001. "Stabilizing the Peace After Civil War: An Investigation of Some Key Variables," International Organization, Cambridge University Press, vol. 55(01), pages 183-208, December.
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  1. Kodila-Tedika, Oasis & Agbor, Julius, 2013. "Religious Diversity and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: So Far So Good," MPRA Paper 46305, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Asongu Simplice & Oasis Kodila-Tedika, 2013. "State fragility, rent seeking and lobbying: evidence from African data," Working Papers 13/019, African Governance and Development Institute..

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