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The Geography of Civil Conflict: Evidence from Subnational Data

Internationaler Workshop unter Leitung von Prof. Dr. Uwe Sunde.


Civil conflicts cause considerable social and economic disruption and account for the largest number of conflict-related casualties in the past decades. Nevertheless, the determinants of civil conflicts are not yet fully understood. A growing literature has isolated different socio-economic, institutional and geo-climatological conditions that appear to increase the risk of civil conflict. Most of this literature has restricted attention on countries as unit of analysis, however. This workshop aims at shedding new light on the determinants, mechanics, and duration of civil conflicts by focusing on the subnational level. The workshop will provide a platform for researchers to discuss recent findings about the determinants and dynamics of civil conflicts based on spatially disaggregated data.

Teilnehmer sind u.a.: Matteo Cervellati (Bologna), Mathieu Couttenier (Lausanne), Stelios Michalopoulos (Brown University), Ola Olsson (Gothenburg), Giovanni Prarolo (Bologna), Dominic Rohner (Lausanne), Paolo Vanin (Bologna).


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