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The size of under-reporting bias in recorded transnational terrorist activity

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We address an apparent gap in the applied terrorism literature providing an estimate for the size of under-reporting in transnational terrorist activity. The method that is suggested is computationally straightforward and takes into account the stochastic interactions between terrorism, polity and press freedom in a manner that utilizes their sample properties. The outcome from the application of this metric is that underreporting bias is indeed present and quite sizable. Copyright 2007 Royal Statistical Society.

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  • Konstantinos Drakos, 2007. "The size of under-reporting bias in recorded transnational terrorist activity," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, Royal Statistical Society, vol. 170(4), pages 909-921.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jorssa:v:170:y:2007:i:4:p:909-921
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    1. Konstantinos Drakos, 2011. "Security Economics: A Guide For Data Availability And Needs," Defence and Peace Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 22(2), pages 147-159.
    2. Strange, Austin M. & Parks , Bradley & Tierney, Michael J. & Fuchs, Andreas & Dreher , Axel, 2014. "Tracking Under-Reported Financial Flows: China’s Development Finance and the Aid-Conflict Nexus Revisited," Working Papers 0553, University of Heidelberg, Department of Economics.
    3. Muchapondwa, Edwin & Nielson, Daniel & Parks, Bradley & Strange, Austin M. & Tierney, Michael J., 2014. ".Ground-truthing. Chinese development finance in Africa: Field evidence from South Africa and Uganda," WIDER Working Paper Series 031, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).

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