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Coercion, conflict, and commodities

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In this paper, I develop a general equilibrium model of violence to explain observed variation in coercive practices in conict zones. Armed groups own land in the resource sector and allocate military resources between conflict and coercion, which assigns defacto ownership over land and labour respectively. If find that coercion is higher if labour is scare relative to land, if production is labour-intensive, or if one group is dominant relative to others. Furthermore, the impact of the price...

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University of Oxford
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OxCarre Papers
Publication date:
2013-06-24
Paper number:
113
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1143757
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2020-12-15

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