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Aiding Conflict: The Impact of U.S. Food Aid on Civil War

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  • Nathan Nunn

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  • Nancy Qian

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This paper examines the effect of U.S. food aid on conflict in recipient countries (these include Asian countries like Afghanistan, Sri Lanka). To establish a causal relationship, time variation in food aid is exploited which is caused by fluctuations in U.S. wheat production together with cross-sectional variation in a country's tendency to receive any food aid from the United States. [BREAD Working Paper No. 320]. URL:[http://ipl.econ.duke.edu/bread/papers/working/320.pdf].

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Keywords: Civil War; Conflict; Food Aid; Humanitarian Assistance; United States; food aid; Afghanistan; Sri Lanka; Somalia; Rwanda; recipients; government; logistical support system; Sudan; Liberia; wheat producers; OLS estimates;

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  1. Aid wars
    by Johan Fourie in Johan Fourie's Blog on 2012-05-27 07:03:12
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  1. Hull, Peter & Imai, Masami, 2013. "Economic shocks and civil conflict: Evidence from foreign interest rate movements," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 103(C), pages 77-89.
  2. Maystadt, Jean-François & Trinh Tan, Jean-François & Breisinger, Clemens, 2012. "Does Food Security Matter for Transition in Arab Countries?:," IFPRI discussion papers, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 1196, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  3. Dimico, Arcangelo, 2013. "The Evolution of Conflict and Effectiveness of Aid," MPRA Paper 47050, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Axel Dreher & Anna Minasyan & Peter Nunnenkamp, 2013. "Government Ideology in Donor and Recipient Countries: Does Political Proximity Matter for the Effectiveness of Aid?," Kiel Working Papers 1870, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  5. Margolies, Amy & Hoddinott, John, 2012. "Mapping the Impacts of Food Aid: Current Knowledge and Future Directions," Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).

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