Oil prices and interstate conflict

  title={Oil prices and interstate conflict},
  author={Cullen Hendrix},
  journal={Conflict Management and Peace Science},
  pages={575 - 596}
  • Cullen Hendrix
  • Published 1 November 2017
  • Economics
  • Conflict Management and Peace Science
Anecdotal evidence suggests that high oil prices embolden oil-rich states to behave more aggressively. This article contends that arguments linking oil-exporter status to interstate conflict are implicitly price contingent, and tests this via a reanalysis of works by Colgan and Weeks. It finds a contingent effect of oil prices on interstate disputes, with high oil prices associated with significant increases in dispute behavior in petrostates, for which oil exports constitute more than 10% of… 

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