Estimating War Deaths

  title={Estimating War Deaths},
  author={Michael Spagat and Andrew Mack and Tara Cooper and Joakim Kreutz},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  pages={934 - 950}
In a much-cited recent article, Obermeyer, Murray, and Gakidou (2008a) examine estimates of wartime fatalities from injuries for thirteen countries. Their analysis poses a major challenge to the battle-death estimating methodology widely used by conflict researchers, engages with the controversy over whether war deaths have been increasing or decreasing in recent decades, and takes the debate over different approaches to battle-death estimation to a new level. In making their assessments, the… 

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