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The economic impact of peacekeeping. Evidence from South Sudan

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  • Raul Caruso

    () (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)

  • Prabin B. Khadka

    () (Georgetown University)

  • Ilaria Petrarca

    () (Department of Economics (University of Verona))

  • Roberto Ricciuti

    () (Department of Economics (University of Verona))

Abstract

This paper investigates the effect of the deployment of United Nations Blue Helmets on economic activity in South Sudan with a special focus on agricultural production Since UN troops are predicted to improve security, in particular, we expect a positive relationship between deployment of UN blue Helmets and cereal production. We test our hypothesis using an original dataset including all the 78 South Sudanese counties over the period 2009-2011. We control for the non-random assignment of UN troops through an Instrumental Variables approach. Our empirical results show that a 10% increase in the size of the troop allows the production of additional 600 tonnes.

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  • Raul Caruso & Prabin B. Khadka & Ilaria Petrarca & Roberto Ricciuti, 2012. "The economic impact of peacekeeping. Evidence from South Sudan," Working Papers 23/2012, University of Verona, Department of Economics.
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    1. Caruso Raul, 2011. "On the Nature of Peace Economics," Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 16(2), pages 1-13, January.
    2. Brauer, Jurgen & Caruso, Raul, 2011. "Peace economists and peace economics," MPRA Paper 34927, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Vincenzo Bove & Ron Smith, 2011. "The Economics of Peacekeeping," Chapters,in: Handbook on the Economics of Conflict, chapter 10 Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    1. Bove, Vincenzo & Gavrilova, Evelina, 2014. "Income and Livelihoods in the War in Afghanistan," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 60(C), pages 113-131.
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    Keywords

    United Nations; Blue helmets; South Sudan; cereal production; peacekeeping.;

    JEL classification:

    • C26 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Instrumental Variables (IV) Estimation
    • D74 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances; Revolutions
    • F53 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - International Agreements and Observance; International Organizations

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