Economic shocks, governance and violence: A subnational level analysis of Africa

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Kibriya, Shahriar; Xu, Zhicheng P.; Zhang, Yu;
  • Subject: conflict, rainfall shocks, institution, Community/Rural/Urban Development, Institutional and Behavioral Economics, International Development, Political Economy, D74, O17, O43,

By using a geo-coded disaggregated dataset in sub-Saharan Africa over the period 1997–2013, we exploit year-to-year rainfall variation as an instrumental variable to estimate the causal effect of economic shocks on civil conflict conditional on governance quality. We co... View more
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