Climate Change, Agricultural Production and Civil Conflict: Evidence from the Philippines

@article{Crost2015ClimateCA,
  title={Climate Change, Agricultural Production and Civil Conflict: Evidence from the Philippines},
  author={Benjamin Crost and Claire Duquennois and Joseph H. Felter and Daniel i. Rees},
  journal={Microeconomics: Welfare Economics \& Collective Decision-Making eJournal},
  year={2015}
}
Climate change is predicted to affect global rainfall patterns, but there is mixed evidence with regard to the effect of rainfall on civil conflict. Even among researchers who argue that rainfall reduces civil conflict, there is disagreement as to the underlying mechanism. Using data from the Philippines for the period 2001-2009, we exploit seasonal variation in the relationship between rainfall and agricultural production to explore the connection between rainfall and civil conflict. In the… Expand
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