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|Title:||Rationality as a barrier to peace: micro-evidence from Kosovo |
|Authors:||Bhaumik, Sumon Kumar|
Gang, Ira N.
|Issue Date:||2007 |
|Series/Report no.:||Working papers // Department of Economics, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey 2007,10|
|Abstract:||Despite a significant expansion of the literature on conflicts and fragility of states, only a few systematic attempts have been made to link the theoretical literature on social conflicts to the available micro-level information about the people who are involved in these conflicts. We address this lacuna in the literature using a household-level data set from Kosovo. Our analysis suggests that it is individually rational for competing ethnic communities, Kosovo Albanians and Kosovo Serbs, to resist a quick agreement on a social contract to share the region’s resources.|
|Document Type:||Working Paper|
|Appears in Collections:||Working Papers, Department of Economics, Rutgers University|
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