Does poverty cause conflict? Isolating the causal origins of the conflict trap

  title={Does poverty cause conflict? Isolating the causal origins of the conflict trap},
  author={A. Braithwaite and Niheer Dasandi and D. Hudson},
  journal={Conflict Management and Peace Science},
  pages={45 - 66}
  • A. Braithwaite, Niheer Dasandi, D. Hudson
  • Published 2016
  • Economics
  • Conflict Management and Peace Science
  • Does poverty cause civil conflict? A considerable literature seeks to answer this question, yet concerns about reverse causality threaten the validity of extant conclusions. To estimate the impact of poverty on conflict and to determine whether the relationship between them is causal, it is necessary to identify a source of exogenous variation in poverty. We do this by introducing a robust instrument for poverty: a time-varying measure of international inequalities. We draw upon existing… CONTINUE READING

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