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Flood-Induced Migration and Armed Conflict

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  • Ghimire, Ramesh
  • Ferreira, Susana
  • Dorfman, Jeffrey H.

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We analyze the link between large and destructive floods and armed conflict in 117 countries between 1985 and 2009 employing flood-induced migration as a potential transmission channel. We use rainfall as an instrument for flood-induced migration and employ a two step procedure (Rivers and Vuong 1988) to estimate the model. We find that floods are likely to increase the risk of armed conflict through the channel of migration.

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Paper provided by Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in its series 2012 Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2012, Seattle, Washington with number 124655.

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Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea12:124655

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Keywords: Labor and Human Capital; Risk and Uncertainty;

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  1. Rivers, Douglas & Vuong, Quang H., 1988. "Limited information estimators and exogeneity tests for simultaneous probit models," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 39(3), pages 347-366, November.
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