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Determinants of Peace: A Cross-Country Analysis

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  • Oasis Kodila-Tedika

    () (University of Kinshasa, Department of Economics, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

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In this study, we discover the variables susceptible to affect the peace. To arrive there, we made resort to the analysis in cross-sectional. We find that the institutional variables are auspicious to the peace, especially the political stability. The macroeconomic variables are, on the whole, positive and statistically meaningful determinants of the peace, some of them not being robust. The war remains damaging to the peace and this in a robust manner. It is more or less the same report for the inequalities. The effects of the size of nation, the religion and the diversity are not as clear. The human capital seems favorable.

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  • Oasis Kodila-Tedika, 2012. "Determinants of Peace: A Cross-Country Analysis," Economic Research Guardian, Weissberg Publishing, vol. 2(2), pages 180-200, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:wei:journl:v:2:y:2012:i:2:p:180-200
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    1. Oasis Kodila-Tedika & Julius Agbor Agbor, 2014. "Religious Diversity and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: So Far So Good," Journal of African Development, African Finance and Economic Association, vol. 16(1), pages 99-117.
    2. Oasis Kodila-Tedika & Asongu Simplice, 2016. "State fragility, rent seeking and lobbying: evidence from African data," International Journal of Social Economics, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 43(10), pages 1016-1030, October.
    3. repec:eee:chieco:v:46:y:2017:i:c:p:1-9 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    Peace; Institution; War; Religion; Diversity; Human Capital; Determinants of peace;

    JEL classification:

    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
    • H56 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - National Security and War
    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
    • O17 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
    • P48 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Political Economy; Legal Institutions; Property Rights; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Regional Studies
    • Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion

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