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Why Does Ethnic Diversity Undermine Public Goods Provision?
A large and growing literature links high levels of ethnic diversity to low levels of public goods provision. Yet although the empirical connection between ethnic heterogeneity and the underprovisionExpand
Who Fights? The Determinants of Participation in Civil War
A range of seemingly rival theories attempt to explain why some individuals take extraordinary risks by choosing to participate in armed conflict. To date, however, competing accounts have typicallyExpand
Demobilization and Reintegration
Since 1989, international efforts to end protracted conflicts have included sustained investments in the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) of combatants. Yet while policy analystsExpand
Resources and the Information Problem in Rebel Recruitment
How does the resource base of a rebel group impact its membership, structure, and behavior? While scholars, analysts, and policy makers increasingly link natural resources to the onset and durationExpand
Can Development Aid Contribute to Social Cohesion After Civil War
Civil war is very common in the develop-ing world, with harmful welfare effects when it occurs. Many fear that the devastation wrought by violent conflict destroys social capital, impedes economicExpand
Improving refugee integration through data-driven algorithmic assignment
A flexible data-driven algorithm is developed that assigns refugees across resettlement locations to improve integration outcomes and can provide governments with a practical and cost-efficient policy tool that can be immediately implemented within existing institutional structures. Expand
Handling and Manhandling Civilians in Civil War
The toll of civil conflict is largely borne by civilian populations, as warring factions target non-combatants through campaigns of violence. But significant variation exists in the extent to whichExpand
Inside Rebellion: The Politics of Insurgent Violence
Part I. The Structure of Rebel Organizations: 1. The industrial organization of rebellion 2. Four rebel organizations 3. Recruitment 4. Control Part II. The Strategies of Rebel Groups: 5. GovernanceExpand
Measuring the Economic Impact of Civil War
Civil wars impose substantial costs on the domestic economy. We empirically measure the economic impact of such internal wars. The paper contributes to the existing literature both theoretically andExpand