Segregation, Rent Control, and Riots: The Economics of Religious Conflict in an Indian City

@article{Field2008SegregationRC,
  title={Segregation, Rent Control, and Riots: The Economics of Religious Conflict in an Indian City},
  author={Erica M. Field and Matthew Levinson and Rohini Prabha Pande and Sujata Visaria},
  journal={The American Economic Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={98},
  pages={505-510}
}
Religious conflict is an important problem in many ethnically diverse countries (Horowitz 1985). A growing literature in economics suggests that conflict over resources is frequently at the root of such violence (see, for instance, Esteban and Ray 2007). A number of recent empirical papers provide evidence that negative economic shocks to a community, and the consequent struggle for control over resources, can help explain the eruption of historic tensions into acts of violence (Miguel et al… 

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