International commodity prices, growth and the outbreak of Civil War in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Markus Brückner; Antonio Ciccone;
(2007)
  • Subject: Commodity prices, civil war, Sub-Saharian Africa
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To learn more about the effect of economic conditions on civil war, we examine whether Sub-Saharan civil wars are more likely to start following downturns in the international price of countries’ main export commodities. The data show a robust effect of commodity price ... View more
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