Climate and Conflict

@article{Burke2014ClimateAC,
  title={Climate and Conflict},
  author={M. Burke and S. Hsiang and E. Miguel},
  journal={SRPN: Sustainable Development (Topic)},
  year={2014}
}
We review the emerging literature on climate and conflict. We consider multiple types of human conflict, including both interpersonal conflict, such as assault and murder, and intergroup conflict, including riots and civil war. We discuss key methodological issues in estimating causal relationships and largely focus on natural experiments that exploit variation in climate over time. Using a hierarchical meta-analysis that allows us to both estimate the mean effect and quantify the degree of… Expand
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