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Terror Per Capita

Michael Jetter () and David Stadelmann

No 6335, CESifo Working Paper Series from CESifo Group Munich

Abstract: Usually, studies analyzing terrorism focus on the total number of casualties or attacks in a given county. However, per capita rates of terrorism are more likely to matter for individual welfare. Analyzing 214 countries from 1970 - 2014, we show that three stylized findings are overturned in terms of sign, magnitude, and statistical significance when investigating terror per capita. Democracy, previously associated with more casualties, emerges as a marginally negative predictor of terror per capita. A larger share of Muslims in society is, if anything, associated with less terrorism. Similar conclusions apply to language fractionalization.

Keywords: terrorism; terror per capita; democracy; Islam; language fractionalization (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D74 O57 Z12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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