Bombing the Way to State-Building ? Lessons from the Vietnam War ∗

@inproceedings{Dell2016BombingTW,
  title={Bombing the Way to State-Building ? Lessons from the Vietnam War ∗},
  author={Melissa Dell and Pablo Querubin},
  year={2016}
}
This study uses discontinuities in U.S. strategies employed during the Vietnam War to estimate their causal impacts on security, governance, civic society, and economic outcomes. It identifies the impacts of bombing civilian population centers in South Vietnam by exploiting discontinuities in an algorithm used to target air strikes. Hamlets just barely… CONTINUE READING