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Easy Targets and the Timing of Conflict

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  • Bester, Helmut
  • Konrad, Kai A

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Contestants have to choose whether to initiate a contest or war, or whether to remain peaceful for another period. We find that agents wait and initiate the contest once their rival is sufficiently weak to be an easy target.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 4245.

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Keywords: easy targets; timing of conflict; war;

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