Humanitarian Relief and Civil Conflict
AbstractWe examine the effects of famine relief efforts (food aid) in regions undergoing civil war. In our model, warlords seize a fraction of all aid entering the region. How much they loot affects their choice of army size; therefore the manner in which aid is delivered influences warfare. We identify a delivery plan for aid which minimizes total recruitment in equilibrium.
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Humanitarian aid; food aid; civil war; warlords; famine;
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- O10 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
- F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid
- D74 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances
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