Implications of an Economic Theory of Conflict: Hindu-Muslim Violence in India
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Ray is grateful for funding from the National Science Foundation (SES-0962124), the Fulbright Foundation and for hospitality from the Indian Statistical Institute during a year of leave from NYU. Thanks to Abhijit Banerjee, Sam Bowles, Sugato Dasgupta, Oeindrila Dube, Joan Esteban, Mukesh Eswaran, Raji Jayaraman, David Ludden, Michael Manove, Kalle Moene, Andrew Oswald and Rohini Pande for useful discussions, and to SteveWilkinson for granting us access to a dataset on religious conflict. We also thank Jay Dev Dubey for his able research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.