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Title:Land Inequality and Conflict Intensity PDF Logo
Authors:De Luca, Giacomo
Sekeris, Petros
Issue Date: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
Appears in Collections:Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, 2009 (Frankfurt a.M.)

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