Conflict, Political Structure and Economic Growth in Dual-Population Lands
AbstractThe optimal consumption growth rate for a group in a strictly political federation in a dual-population land is lower than that under partition if the group is wealthier and has a lower population growth rate than its counterpart. Even in such circumstances the group may economically benefit from joining a federation that facilitates technological transfer as long as the group’s initial technology is inferior to the hybrid. The group’s optimal consumption growth rate during a civil war is larger than those under partition and a strictly political federation if its rival’s warfare is mainly aimed at inflicting casualties.
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conflict; political structure; economic growth;
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- J19 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Other
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