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International trade, security, and transnational terrorism : theory and empirics

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  • Mirza, Daniel
  • Verdier, Thierry

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The authors offer a general analytical framework illustrating the complex two-way interactions between trade and transnational terrorism. Then they survey the recent economic literature in light of this framework by pointing to the importance in empirical studies of (1) controlling appropriately for theses interactions, (2) distinguishing between"source"countries and"target"countries of terrorism, and (3) taking into account the intertemporal persistence of terrorism between specific pairs of countries.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 4093.

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Date of creation: 01 Dec 2006
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Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:4093

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Keywords: Transport Security; International Terrorism&Counterterrorism; Economic Theory&Research; Free Trade; Trade Law;

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  1. Malik, Zahra & Zaman, Khalid, 2013. "Macroeconomic consequences of terrorism in Pakistan," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 35(6), pages 1103-1123.
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  3. Satya P. Das & Prabal Roy Chowdhury, 2008. "Deterrence, preemption and panic: A Common-enemy problem of terrorism," Indian Statistical Institute, Planning Unit, New Delhi Discussion Papers 08-04, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India.
  4. Prabal Roy Chowdhury & Jaideep Roy, 2011. "Aid in times of terror," Indian Statistical Institute, Planning Unit, New Delhi Discussion Papers 11-08, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India.
  5. Mirza, Daniel & Verdier, Thierry, 2006. "Are lives a substitute for livelihoods ? Terrorism, security, and U.S. bilateral imports," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4094, The World Bank.
  6. James E. Anderson, 2008. "Terrorism, Trade and Public Policy," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 701, Boston College Department of Economics.

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