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dc.contributor.authorLind, Jo Thorien_US
dc.contributor.authorMoene, Karl Oveen_US
dc.contributor.authorWillumsen, Fredriken_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-17en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:49:01Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:49:01Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/26618-
dc.description.abstractWe show that the recent rise in Afghan opium production is caused by violent conflicts. Violence destroys roads and irrigation, crucial to alternative crops, and weakens local incentives to rebuild infrastructure and enforce law and order. Exploiting a unique data set, we show that Western hostile casualties, our proxy for conflict, have strong impact on subsequent local opium production. This proxy is shown to be exogenous to opium. We exploit the discontinuity at the end of the planting season: Conflicts have strong effects before and no effect after planting, assuring causality. Effects are strongest where government law enforcement is weak.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 2573en_US
dc.subject.jelD74en_US
dc.subject.jelH56en_US
dc.subject.jelK42en_US
dc.subject.jelO1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordConflicten_US
dc.subject.keywordnarcotics productionen_US
dc.subject.keywordresource curseen_US
dc.subject.keywordAfghanistanen_US
dc.subject.stwDrogenwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwPflanzenbauprodukten_US
dc.subject.stwPolitischer Konflikten_US
dc.subject.stwRechtsdurchsetzungen_US
dc.subject.stwAfghanistanen_US
dc.titleOpium for the masses?: conflict-induced narcotics production in Afghanistanen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn593926161en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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