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dc.contributor.authorArezki, Rabahen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrückner, Markusen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-26en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-14T13:12:29Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-14T13:12:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/49476-
dc.description.abstractWe examine the effects that variations in the international food prices have on democracy and intra-state conflict using panel data for over 120 countries during the period 1970-2007. Our main finding is that in Low Income Countries increases in the international food prices lead to a significant deterioration of democratic institutions and a significant increase in the incidence of anti-government demonstrations, riots, and civil conflict. In the High Income Countries variations in the international food prices have no significant effects on democratic institutions and measures of intra-state conflict. Our empirical results point to a significant externality of variations in international food prices on Low Income Countries' social and political stability.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aCenter for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) |cMunichen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aCESifo working paper: Resources and Environment Economics |x3544en_US
dc.subject.jelO00en_US
dc.subject.jelP00en_US
dc.subject.jelQ00en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordfood pricesen_US
dc.subject.keywordconflicten_US
dc.subject.keywordpolitical institutionsen_US
dc.subject.stwNahrungsmittelpreisen_US
dc.subject.stwPolitische Stabilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwSozialer Konflikten_US
dc.subject.stwDemokratieen_US
dc.subject.stwNiedriglohnländeren_US
dc.subject.stwIndustriestaatenen_US
dc.titleFood prices and political instabilityen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn667070699en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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