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A Phoenix in Flames? Portfolio Choice and Violence in Civil War in Rural Burundi

  • Nillesen, Eleonora
  • Verwim, Philip
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    This paper challenges the idea that farmers revert to subsistence farming when confronted with violence from civil war. Macro-economic evidence on economic legacies of civil war suggests that civil wars, while obviously disastrous in the short run, do not

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    Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number wp2010-44.

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    Date of creation: 2010
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