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Uncovering The Deep Roots of Conflict

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  • James B. Ang

    (Division of Economics, Nanyang Technological University, 14 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637332.)

  • Satyendra K. Gupta

    (Division of Economics, Nanyang Technological University, 14 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637332.)

Abstract

This research establishes that the emergence and persistence of intrastate con ict incidence since 1960 are in uenced by regional agro-ecological factors captured by the extent of variation in crop yield potential. Our results based on cross-country and grid-level analysis indicate that higher potential crop yield variability within a country that is exogenous to both human intervention and regional culture increases the likelihood of intrastate con ict. Our ndings are robust to the inclusion of various geographical, institutional, and potentially confounding economic development correlates.

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  • James B. Ang & Satyendra K. Gupta, 2017. "Uncovering The Deep Roots of Conflict," Economic Growth Centre Working Paper Series 1702, Nanyang Technological University, School of Social Sciences, Economic Growth Centre.
  • Handle: RePEc:nan:wpaper:1702
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    Keywords

    Intrastate con ict; crop yield; agronomy;

    JEL classification:

    • E02 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - Institutions and the Macroeconomy
    • F50 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - General
    • Q10 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - General

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