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Resource Concentration and Civil Wars

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  • Massimo Morelli
  • Dominic Rohner

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This paper highlights the importance of natural resource concentration and ethnic group regional concentration for ethnic conflict. A new type of bargaining failure due to multiple types of potential conflicts (and hence multiple threat points) is identified. The theory predicts war to be more likely when resource and group concentration are high, and the empirical analysis, both at the country level and at the ethnic group level, confirms the essential role of geographic concentration variables for civil war.

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Paper provided by Université de Lausanne, Faculté des HEC, DEEP in its series Cahiers de Recherches Economiques du Département d'Econométrie et d'Economie politique (DEEP) with number 13.08.

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Length: 40 pp.
Date of creation: May 2013
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Handle: RePEc:lau:crdeep:13.08

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Keywords: Natural Resources; Civil War; Conflict; Secession; Bargaining Failure;

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