Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/39927
Authors: 
De Luca, Giacomo
Sekeris, Petros
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Frankfurt a.M. 2009 5
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the impact of land inequality on conflict intensity. A fundamental distinction with the existing literature lies in the nature of inequality under consideration. We investigate how land inequality across landlords only influences the intensity of the fight against a rebel group constituted by landless individuals. We show that conflict intensity is non-monotonic in land inequality. In particular, the most severe conflicts occur for intermediate land inequality levels. Moreover, a Pareto improving transfer of land from the smaller to the larger landlord may exist.
Subjects: 
Conflict
Land Redistribution
Inequality
JEL: 
Q15
D74
H41
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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