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Record number 445076
Title Climate Change, Weather Shocks and Violent Conflict: A Critical Look at the Evicence
Author(s) Klomp, J.G.; Bulte, E.H.
Source Agricultural Economics 44 (2013)s1. - ISSN 0169-5150 - p. 63 - 78.
Department(s) Environmental Economics and Natural Resources
Development Economics
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2013
Keyword(s) civil conflict - economic shocks - natural-resources - global climate - war - variability - institutions - insurgency - grievance - africa
Abstract We use cross-country data to explore whether temperature and rainfall shocks trigger violent conflict, or not. We include a wide range of country and time samples, and explore whether the impact of weather shocks is conditional on income or political regimes. Our overall conclusion is sobering. Notwithstanding the attention this topic has attracted from the media and policy makers, we find little robust evidence linking weather shocks to the onset of conflict.
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