The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Peace and Conflict

Hardcover | April 12, 2012

byMichelle R. Garfinkel, Stergios Skaperdas

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Social scientists and policy makers have long been interested in the causes and consequences of peace and conflict. This handbook brings together contributions from leading scholars who take an economic perspective to study the topic. It includes thirty-three chapters and is divided into fiveparts: Correlates of Peace and Conflict; Consequences and Costs of Conflict; On the Mechanics of Conflict; Conflict and Peace in Economic Context; and Pathways to Peace. Taken together, they demonstrate not only how the tools of economics can be fruitfully used to advance our understanding of conflict, but how explicitly incorporating conflict into economic analysis can add substantively to our understanding of observed economic phenomena. Some chapters are largelyempirical, identifying correlates of war and peace and quantifying many of the costs of conflict. Others are more theoretical, exploring a variety of mechanisms that lead to war or are more conducive to peace.

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Social scientists and policy makers have long been interested in the causes and consequences of peace and conflict. This handbook brings together contributions from leading scholars who take an economic perspective to study the topic. It includes thirty-three chapters and is divided into fiveparts: Correlates of Peace and Conflict; Co...

Michelle R. Garfinkel is Professor of Economics at UC Irvine. Her research focuses on conflict in numerous economic settings, and has been published in such journals as the American Economic Review. Stergios Skaperdas is Professor of Economics at UC Irvine. He has developed an approach that allows the study of a number of economic an...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:928 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:April 12, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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I Introduction1. Michelle R. Garfinkel and Stergios Skaperdas: Economic perspectives on peace and conflictII Correlates of peace and conflict2. Karl W,rneryd: Informational aspects of conflict3. Robert Powell: Commitment problems and shifting power as a cause of conflict4. Santiago Sanchez-Pages: Bargaining and conflict with incomplete information5. Sandeep Baliga and Tomas Sj"str"m: The Hobbesian trap6. Michael T. McBride and Gary Richardson: Religion, conflict and cooperation7. Joan Esteban and Debraj Ray: Comparing polarization measures8. Jose G. Montalvo and Marta Reynal-Querol: Inequality, polarization and conflict9. Anke Hoeffler: On the causes of civil war10. Jean-Paul Azam: Reflections on Africa's warsIII Consequences and costs of conflict11. Javier Gardeazabal: Methods for measuring aggregate costs of conflict12. Tilman BrOck, Olaf J. de Groot and Carlos Bozzoli: How many bucks in a bang: On the estimation of the economic costs of conflict13. Joseph E. Stiglitz and Linda J. Bilmes: Estimating the costs of war: Methodological issues, with applications to Iraq and Afghanistan14. Michael Spagat: Estimating the human costs of war: A sample survey approach.15. Quy-Toan Do and Lakshmi Iyer: Mental health in the aftermath of conflict16. Walter Enders and Eric Olson: Measuring the economic costs of terrorism17. Giorgio d'Agostino, J. Paul Dunne, and Luca Pieroni: Assessing the e_ects of military expenditure on growth18. S. Brock Blomberg and Gregory D. Hess: The economic welfare cost of conflict: An empirical assessmentIV On the mechanics of conflict19. Hao Jia and Stergios Skaperdas: Technologies of conflict.20. Francis Bloch: Endogenous formation of alliances in contests21. Dan Kovenock and Brian Roberson: Conflict with multiple battlefields22. Klaus Abbink: Laboratory experiments on conflictV Conflict and peace in economic context23. Ronald Findlay and Kevin O'Rourke: War, trade, and natural resources: A historical perspective24. Michelle R. Garfinkel, Stergios Skaperdas, and Constantinos Syropoulos: Trade in the shadow of power25. Ernesto Dal Bc and Pedro Dal Bc: Conflict and policy in general equilibrium: Insights from a standard trade model26. Francisco M. Gonzalez: The use of coercion in society: insecure property rights, conflict and economic backwardness27. Patricia Justino: War and poverty28. Halvor Mehlum and Karl Moene: Aggressive elites and vulnerable entrepreneurs: Trust and cooperation in the shadow of conflictVI Pathways to peace29. Solomon W. Polachek, Carlos Seiglie, and Jun Xiang: Globalization and international conflict: Can FDI increase cooperation among nations?30. Enrico Spolaore: National borders, conflict and peace.31. Michelle R. Garfinkel: Political institutions and war initiation: The democratic peace hypothesis revisited.32. Philip Keefer: Why follow the leader? Collective action, credible commitment and conflict33. Peter T. Leeson and Christopher J. Coyne: Conflict -inhibiting norms.