Economic Shocks and Civil Conflict: The Case of Large Floods

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Ghimire, Ramesh; Ferreira, Susana;
  • Subject: Floods, natural disasters, economics shocks, GDP growth, civil conflict, Environmental Economics and Policy, International Development, Political Economy, O57, Q34, Q54,

We investigate the impact of large floods on the risk of civil conflict in a sample of 125 countries between 1985 and 2009. We control for endogeneity of floods and the potential spatial and temporal dependency of civil conflict. We find that floods increase the probabi... View more
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