International commodity prices, growth and the outbreak of civil war in Sub-Saharan Africa

Brueckner, Markus and Ciccone, Antonio (2010) International commodity prices, growth and the outbreak of civil war in Sub-Saharan Africa. Economic Journal, 120 544: 519-534. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0297.2010.02353.x


Author Brueckner, Markus
Ciccone, Antonio
Title International commodity prices, growth and the outbreak of civil war in Sub-Saharan Africa
Journal name Economic Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0013-0133
1468-0297
Publication date 2010-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0297.2010.02353.x
Volume 120
Issue 544
Start page 519
End page 534
Total pages 16
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract 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 downturns on the outbreak of civil wars. We also find that Sub-Saharan countries are more likely to see civil wars following economic downturns in their main OECD export destinations.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Economics Publications
 
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