Extortion with Protection: Understanding the effect of rebel taxation on civilian welfare in Burundi

Abstract

Using a panel dataset from Burundi where information on protection payments during the 10 year civil war were collected, we test the relationship between payments, the nature of extraction by the rebels, and welfare outcomes. We ask, does payment to rebels insure against future welfare loss and does the nature of payment matter? Specifically, does the level… (More)

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@inproceedings{SabatesWheeler2014ExtortionWP, title={Extortion with Protection: Understanding the effect of rebel taxation on civilian welfare in Burundi}, author={Rachel Sabates-Wheeler and Philip Verwimp}, year={2014} }