The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Growth and Civil War

  • Paul Collier
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95189-5_2318

Abstract

Civil war is obviously damaging for both society and the economy. The social consequences are often difficult to measure: for example, people die as a result of disease and are traumatized through rape or experience as child soldiers. However, the consequences for the economy are much more amenable to quantification, and a key economic research issue has been to try to classify and quantify the economic damage.

Keywords

Capital flight Civil war Economic growth Foreign aid Human capital Predation Social cost Spillovers 
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  • Paul Collier
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