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Rain, growth, and civil war: The importance of location

Jensen, PS and Gleditsch, KS (2009) 'Rain, growth, and civil war: The importance of location.' Defence and Peace Economics, 20 (5). 359 - 372. ISSN 1024-2694

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We re-examine the Miguel et al. (2004) study of the impact of growth on civil war, using growth in rainfall as an instrument. Miguel et al. (2004) - in our view, erroneously - include countries participating in civil wars in other states. Restricting the conflict data to states with conflict on their own territory reduces the estimated impact of economic growth on civil war. We show how spatial correlations in rainfall growth and participation in civil conflicts induce a stronger apparent relationship in the mis-classified data. © 2009 Taylor & Francis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2013 13:07
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 00:15

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