Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93401
Authors: 
Caruso, Raul
Petrarca, Ilaria
Ricciuti, Roberto
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 4665
Abstract: 
This paper adopts an instrumental variable approach to uncover the impact of variations in minimum temperature on emergence and severity of actual violence through the effect on food availability, captured by rice crops per capita. The link between increase in minimum temperature and rice crops is suggested by natural science literature. We use Indonesia as a case study over the period 1990-2003. Results show that an increase of the minimum temperature during the core month of the wet planting season', i.e. December, determines an increase in violence fuelled by the reduction in future rice production per capita.
Subjects: 
Indonesia
climate change
minimum temperature
rainfall
food availability
paddy rice
rice crops
routine violence
JEL: 
D74
Q54
O13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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