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Beyond zeroes and ones: the severity and evolution of civil conflict

Chaudoin, Stephen, Peskowitz, Zachary and Stanton, Christopher (2013) Beyond zeroes and ones: the severity and evolution of civil conflict. Working papers series. Social Sciences Research Network, Rochester, NY, USA.

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We assess risk factors affecting the severity and dynamics of civil wars, departing from analyses focused primarily on static models of the effect of income on the extensive margin of conflict. Civil conflicts are shown to be persistent, but rarely do they become more severe in response to past fighting. Substantial heterogeneity in the speed of mean reversion is documented: severe fighting lasts longest in poor countries and ethnically fractionalized countries.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Authors, Social Science Electronic Publishing
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
JEL classification: C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Econometric Methods: Single Equation Models; Single Variables > C23 - Models with Panel Data
D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D74 - Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances
N - Economic History > N4 - Government, War, Law, and Regulation > N40 - General, International, or Comparative
Sets: Departments > Management
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2014 10:44
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2021 00:24

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