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The Economics of Peace and War: An Overview


  • Kanniainen, Vesa
  • Poutvaara, Panu


Violence and conflicts have caused suffering throughout history. Moreover, the arrival of nuclear weapons even raised concerns about the survival of humankind. This special issue analyzes the causes and consequences of violence and conflict. It covers wars, civil wars, and terrorism, as well as organization of the military and its effects on the rest of the society.

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  • Kanniainen, Vesa & Poutvaara, Panu, 2018. "The Economics of Peace and War: An Overview," Munich Reprints in Economics 62836, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:lmu:muenar:62836

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    JEL classification:

    • D74 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances; Revolutions
    • F51 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - International Conflicts; Negotiations; Sanctions
    • F52 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - National Security; Economic Nationalism
    • H56 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - National Security and War


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