Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149345
Authors: 
Spolaore, Enrico
Wacziarg, Romain
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 6258
Abstract: 
In this paper we present a conceptual framework linking cultural heterogeneity to inter-group conflict. When conflict is about control of public goods, more heterogeneous groups are expected to fight more with each other. In contrast, when conflict is about rival goods, more similar groups are more likely to engage in war with each other. We formalize these ideas within an analytical model and discuss recent empirical studies that are consistent with the model's implications.
Subjects: 
rival goods
public goods
war
conflict
heterogeneity
cultural distance
JEL: 
D74
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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