Income Shocks and Conflict: Evidence from Nigeria

@article{Abidoye2015IncomeSA,
  title={Income Shocks and Conflict: Evidence from Nigeria},
  author={Babatunde O. Abidoye and Massimiliano Cal{\'i}},
  journal={Conflict Studies: Intra-State Conflict eJournal},
  year={2015}
}
This paper extends the micro evidence on the impact of income shocks on civil conflict using data across Nigerian states over the past decade. The paper uses an innovative empirical strategy matching household survey, oil production, and domestic and international price data to capture three separate channels linking income changes to conflict. Price increases of consumed items have a significant conflict-inducing effect consistent with the hypothesis that they reduce real incomes and thus the… Expand
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