Trading Data

  title={Trading Data},
  author={Katherine Barbieri and Omar M. G. Keshk and Brian M. Pollins},
  journal={Conflict Management and Peace Science},
  pages={471 - 491}
Some scholars have rushed to judgment about the nature of the relationship between trade and conflict, making strong assumptions about the data upon which their conclusions rest. In this paper, we test these assumptions, showing that they are often not warranted and, thus, pose threats to many of our conclusions about trade’s impact on conflict. We discuss official trade statistics; the treatment of missing trade data; and problems with some decision rules being adopted within our research… 

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