Does Oil Promote or Prevent Coups? The Answer is Yes

  title={Does Oil Promote or Prevent Coups? The Answer is Yes},
  author={Frode Martin Nordvik},
  journal={The Economic Journal},
A large literature investigates the relation between oil and conflict, yet no empirical pirical study has found any link between oil and coups d’etat. Using a new data set on oil production separated into onshore and offshore volumes, oil price shocks are seen to promote coups in onshore-intensive oil countries, while preventing them in offshore-intensive oil countries. A likely mechanism is that onshore oil motivates military build-ups, while offshore oil does not. From a political leader's… 
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  • Journal of African Economies
  • 2021


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