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Conflict Heterogeneity in Africa

Carolyn Chisadza and Matthew Clance ()

No 201852, Working Papers from University of Pretoria, Department of Economics

Abstract: One of the Sustainable Development Goals is to significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere. The economic development literature widely concurs that conflicts have adverse economic consequences that contribute to poverty, disinvestment, and lower human capital leading to widespread inequality and lower economic growth. As such, understanding the nature of conflict has been an important focus for political leaders, policymakers and researchers alike. However, the existing literature does not typically distinguish between the types of conflict, and empirical evidence relies on the assumption that effects are similar across the world. Using panel data analysis and a comprehensive disaggregated georeferenced conflict dataset from 1997 to 2016, we find significant evidence of heterogeneity in the predictors' effects on different types of conflicts in Africa.

Keywords: conflict; regional heterogeneity; panel data (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C33 H56 O10 O43 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 24 pages
Date: 2018-08
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