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Warlord Competition

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  • Skaperdas, Stergios

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Warlords complete for turf that provides them with rents and "taxable" resources while also providing a semblance of security within their respective territories. Because such competition takes place through the use of force or the threat of the use of force, more competition can lead to lower welfare as resources are wasted on unproductive arming and fighting. Rents crowd out production, in some cases almost cmpletely so.

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Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number UNU-WIDER Research Paper DP2001/54.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 2001
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Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:dp2001-54

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Keywords: warlord competition; conflict; cooperative and non-cooperative behaviour;

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  7. Konrad, Kai A., 2007. "Strategy in contests: an introduction," Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Market Processes and Governance SP II 2007-01, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
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