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dc.contributor.authorCouttenier, Mathieuen_US
dc.contributor.authorSoubeyran, Raphaëlen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-22T10:43:37Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-22T10:43:37Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/43531-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we show that drought has a positive effect on the incidence of civil war over the 1945-2005 period in Sub-Saharan Africa. We use the Palmer Drought Severity Index which is a richer measurement of drought than the measures used in the literature (rainfall and temperature) as it measures the accumulation of water in the soil in taking into account the temperature and the geological characteristics of the soil. We show that the risk of civil war increases by more than 42% from a 'normal' climate to an 'extremely drought' climate. Surprisingly, only 2.5% of this effect is channeled through economic growth.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherFondazione Eni Enrico Mattei Milanoen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNota di lavoro // Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei: Sustainable development 2010,150en_US
dc.subject.jelO10en_US
dc.subject.jelO55en_US
dc.subject.jelP0en_US
dc.subject.jelQ0en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordClimate Changeen_US
dc.subject.keywordDroughten_US
dc.subject.keywordCivil Waren_US
dc.titleDrought and civil war in Sub-Saharan Africaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn641288735en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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