Department of Political Science
University of Illinois
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|June 2014||Beyond Zeroes and Ones: The Intensity and Dynamics of Civil Conflict|
with Zachary Peskowitz, Christopher Stanton: w20258
There is tremendous variation in conflict intensity both across and within civil conflict spells. Using an instrumental variables approach and a rich set of dynamic, empirical models, we find that the intensity of conflict is negatively related to per-capita income. Economic conditions also affect conflict dynamics, as higher per-capita income reduces the persistence of past conflict intensity.
Published: Stephen Chaudoin & Zachary Peskowitz & Christopher Stanton, 2017. "Beyond Zeroes and Ones," Journal of Conflict Resolution, vol 61(1), pages 56-83.