Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/32009
Authors: 
Bester, Helmut
Konrad, Kai A.
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
CeGE Discussion Paper 21
Abstract: 
Contestants have to choose whether to initiate a contest or war, or whether to remain peaceful for another period. We find that agents wait and initiate the contest once their rival is sufficiently weak to be an easy target.
Subjects: 
Timing of conflict
war
easy targets
JEL: 
B31
D74
H77
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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