Linking Conflict to Inequality and Polarization
AbstractIn this paper we study a behavioral model of conflict that provides a basis for choosing certain indices of dispersion as indicators for conflict. We show that the (equilibrium) level of conflict can be expressed as an (approximate) linear function of the Gini coefficient, the Herfindahl-Hirschman fractionalization index, and a specific measure of polarization due to Esteban and Ray.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Barcelona Graduate School of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 377.
Date of creation: Mar 2009
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Conflict; Polarization; Inequality;
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- D74 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances
- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
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