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Are economic conditions historically determined? Evidence from violence in Africa

Besley, Timothy (2013) Are economic conditions historically determined? Evidence from violence in Africa. International Growth Centre Blog (06 Dec 2013). Website.

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An emerging body of research has dealt with tracing the historical roots of contemporary economic and political outcomes. In Besley and Reynal-Querol (2012), we investigate persistent effects of African history and investigate whether much of what we see now is historically determined and hence not easily amenable to manipulation. We focus specifically on the extent to which the post-colonial period saw a legacy from conflicts that are documented to have occurred in pre-colonial times.

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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s)
Divisions: Economics
Centre for Economic Performance
International Growth Centre
School of Public Policy
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Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2017 12:46
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021 23:17

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