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Title:Lock, stock, and barrel: A comprehensive assessment of the determinants of terror PDF Logo
Authors:Gassebner, Martin
Luechinger, Simon
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:CESifo working paper: Public Choice 3550
Abstract:We assess the robustness of previous findings on the determinants of terrorism. Using extreme bound analysis, the three most comprehensive terrorism datasets, and focusing on the three most commonly analyzed aspects of terrorist activity, i.e., location, victim, and perpetrator, we re-assess the effect of 65 proposed correlates. Evaluating around 13.4 million regressions, we find 18 variables to be robustly associated with the number of incidents occurring in a given country-year, 15 variables with attacks against citizens from a particular country in a given year, and six variables with attacks perpetrated by citizens of a particular country in a given year.
Subjects:causes of terrorism
poverty and terrorism
panel estimations
extreme bounds analysis
JEL:D74
F51
F52
H56
K42
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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