International Commodities Prices, Growth and the Outbreak of Civil War in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Markus Bruckner; Antonio Ciccone;
(2010)
  • Subject: Sub-Saharan Africa,commodity prices,civil war
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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 ... View more
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