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  • Andrés Arias
  • Hernán Maldonado


This paper applies clustering analysis to the Colombian armed conflict. Indeed, when applied to a FARC terrorist act database, this statistical procedure finds a natural clustering of the different FARC units according to the different types of terrorist acts they commit and identifies the military hard core of the FARC. The facts revealed in this paper should be useful not only for future military strategies, but also to determine a better priorization and geographical allocation of the scarce military resources.

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  • Andrés Arias & Hernán Maldonado, 2004. "FARC TERRORISM IN COLOMBIA A Clustering Analysis," Documentos CEDE 2716, Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Economía, CEDE.
  • Handle: RePEc:col:000089:002716

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    1. Arias Andrés F. & Laura Ardila, 2003. "Military Expenditure and Economic Activity: The Colombian Case," Revista Desarrollo y Sociedad, Universidad de los Andes,Facultad de Economía, CEDE, September.
    2. Andrés Arias & Laura Ardila, 2003. "MILITARY EXPENDITURE AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITY:The Colombian Case," Documentos CEDE 3221, Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Economía, CEDE.
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    Clustering analysis;

    JEL classification:

    • H56 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - National Security and War


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