Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/30664
Authors: 
Spolaore, Enrico
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo working paper 2860
Abstract: 
This paper reviews the economics approach to conflict and national borders. The paper (a) provides a summary of ideas and concepts from the economics literature on the size of nations; (b) illustrates them within a simple analytical framework where populations fight over borders and resources, and may form non-aggression pacts, military alliances, and political unions; and (c) discusses extensions and directions for further research.
Subjects: 
wars
alliances
conflict technology
defense
economies of scale
heterogeneity costs
secessions
size of nations
JEL: 
D74
F02
H10
H56
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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