Drought and civil war in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Couttenier, Mathieu; Soubeyran, Raphaël;
(2011)
  • Publisher: Milano: Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.2139/ssrn.1734704
  • Subject: JEL : O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth/O.O1 - Economic Development/O.O1.O10 - General | P0 | Climate Change,Drought,Civil War | JEL : O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth/O.O5 - Economywide Country Studies/O.O5.O55 - Africa | JEL: Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics • Environmental and Ecological Economics/Q.Q0 - General | JEL: P - Economic Systems/P.P0 - General | O55 | O10 | [ SHS.ECO ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Economies and finances | [SHS.ECO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Economies and finances | JEL : P - Economic Systems/P.P0 - General | Drought | JEL: O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth/O.O5 - Economywide Country Studies/O.O5.O55 - Africa | Climate Change, Drought, Civil War | JEL : Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics • Environmental and Ecological Economics/Q.Q0 - General | Civil War | JEL: O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth/O.O1 - Economic Development/O.O1.O10 - General | Climate Change | Q0
    • jel: jel:Q5 | jel:Q58
      ddc: ddc:330

We show that civil war is strongly related to drought in sub-Saharan Africa. We consider the e ect of variations in the Palmer Drought Severity Index (Palmer 1965) - a cumulative index that combines precipitation, temperature and the local characteristics of the soil - ... View more
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