Do UN Interventions Cause Peace? Using Matching to Improve Causal Inference

@article{Gilligan2008DoUI,
  title={Do UN Interventions Cause Peace? Using Matching to Improve Causal Inference},
  author={M. Gilligan and E. Sergenti},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Political Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={89-122}
}
Previous statistical studies of the effects of UN peacekeeping have generally suggested that UN interventions have a positive effect on building a sustainable peace after civil war. Recent methodological developments have questioned this result because the cases in which the United Nations intervenedwere quite different from those in which they did not. Therefore the estimated causal effect may be due to the assumptions of the model that the researchers chose rather than to peacekeeping itself… Expand
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