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Economic legacy effects of armed conflict: insights from the Civil War in Aceh, Indonesia

Heger, Martin Philipp and Neumayer, Eric ORCID: 0000-0003-2719-7563 (2021) Economic legacy effects of armed conflict: insights from the Civil War in Aceh, Indonesia. Conflict Management and Peace Science. ISSN 0738-8942

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Identification Number: 10.1177/0738894221994503

Abstract

The province of Aceh in Indonesia provides a promising case for studying the economic legacy effects of conflict given subnational district-level data on violence and gross domestic product. We demonstrate specific negative economic legacy effects of armed conflict despite a general peace dividend: whilst all districts in Aceh grow faster after conflict ends in 2005 than during the conflict, the districts that suffered relatively more from violence during the war grow relatively more slowly during peacetime than districts that experienced relatively little violence. These negative legacy effects are relatively short-lived, however, and are no longer statistically significant from 2009 onwards.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/cmp
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JC Political theory
JEL classification: O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O40 - General
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O47 - Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output (Income) Convergence
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q54 - Climate; Natural Disasters
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2021 10:33
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 04:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108236

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