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Food fights: food prices and civil conflict in Africa

Burke, Marshall and McGuirk, Eoin F. (2017) Food fights: food prices and civil conflict in Africa. International Growth Centre Blog (14 Feb 2017). Website.

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Over one million people have died from direct exposure to civil conflict in Africa since the end of the Cold War alone. What causal role do economic factors play in this tragedy? We study the effect of world food prices on violence across the continent, finding that the impact depends on both the type of conflict and whether a region mainly produces or consumes food.

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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s)
Divisions: International Growth Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 14:11
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2021 23:25

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