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Exchange of goods or exchange of blows? New directions in conflict and exchange

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  • Charles Anderton

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Although defense and peace economics has expanded its interest toward post-Cold War violence, our theme is that conflict potential weaves itself into the decisions of consumers, producers, and traders in ways that economists have essentially ignored. This is the lesson of our model which combines Ricardian trade with the potential for appropriation under ratio and logistic conflict technology. The model shows that economic activities like production and exchange are fundamentally altered in the presence of conflict potential. The model also implies that arms rivalry and the technology of conflict exist in non-international forms within the production/exchange economy.

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  • Charles Anderton, 2000. "Exchange of goods or exchange of blows? New directions in conflict and exchange," Defence and Peace Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 11(1), pages 55-71.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:defpea:v:11:y:2000:i:1:p:55-71 DOI: 10.1080/10430710008404939
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    Cited by:

    1. Hoffmann, Magnus, 2006. "Enforcement of Property Rights in a Barter Economy," MPRA Paper 3260, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Martin Mcguire, 2002. "Property distribution and configurations of sovereign states: A rational economic model," Defence and Peace Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, pages 251-270.
    3. Korkut Alp Ertürk, 2011. "Governance and Asymmetric Power," Chapters,in: Does Economic Governance Matter?, chapter 2 Edward Elgar Publishing.

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    Keywords

    Conflict; Appropriation; Property rights; Exchange;

    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • D51 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Exchange and Production Economies
    • D74 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances; Revolutions
    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General

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