Climate, Conflict and Forced Migration

@inproceedings{Abel2019ClimateCA,
  title={Climate, Conflict and Forced Migration},
  author={Guy J. Abel and Michael Brottrager and Jes{\'u}s Crespo Cuaresma and Raya Muttarak},
  year={2019}
}
Despite the lack of robust empirical evidence, a growing number of media reports attempt to link climate change to the ongoing violent conflicts in Syria and other parts of the world, as well as to the migration crisis in Europe. Exploiting bilateral data on asylum seeking applications for 157 countries over the period 2006-2015, we assess the determinants of refugee flows using a gravity model which accounts for endogenous selection in order to examine the causal link between climate, conflict… CONTINUE READING

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