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International trade, security, and transnational terrorism : theory and empirics

  • Mirza, Daniel
  • Verdier, Thierry

The authors offer a general analytical framework illustrating the complex two-way interactions between trade and transnational terrorism. Then they survey the recent economic literature in light of this framework by pointing to the importance in empirical studies of (1) controlling appropriately for theses interactions, (2) distinguishing between"source"countries and"target"countries of terrorism, and (3) taking into account the intertemporal persistence of terrorism between specific pairs of countries.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 4093.

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Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:4093
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