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The Determinants of Social Conflicts in Mining Production Areas

Renzo Castellares () and Morgane Fouché
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Morgane Fouché: LSE-Systemic Risk Centre

No 2017-100, Working Papers from Peruvian Economic Association

Abstract: This paper evaluates the determinants of social conflicts in areas with mining production in Peru, using information at the district level of each social conflict and mining company between 2008 and 2015. We find that both socio-demographic and economic factors, which have not been used in the previous literature and which are distinctive to each district and mining company, impact significantly on the probability for a socio-environmental conflict to occur. Unlike previous works, we find that an increase in the international price of major minerals extracted in each mine does not have a significant effect in the probability of occurrence of social conflict in areas with mining production.

Keywords: Conflict; mining; Peru; district (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C23 D74 Q34 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-06
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