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Replication data for: Economic Shocks and Civil Conflict: A Comment

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Ciccone, Antonio
Publication Date
2011-10-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Edward Miguel, Shanker Satyanath, and Ernest Sergenti (2004), henceforth MSS, argue that lower rainfall levels and negative rainfall shocks increase conflict risk in sub-Saharan Africa. This conclusion rests on their finding of a negative correlation between conflict in t and rainfall growth between t — 1 and t — 2. I show that this finding is driven by a (counterintuitive) positive correlation between conflict in t and rainfall levels in t — 2. If lower rainfall levels or negative rainfall shocks increased conflict, MSS's finding should have been due to a negative correlation between conflict in t and rainfall levels in t — 1. In the latest data, conflict is unrelated to rainfall. (JEL D74, E32, O11, O17, O47)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.3.4.215 (Text)
Publications
  • Ciccone, Antonio. “Economic Shocks and Civil Conflict: A Comment.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 3, no. 4 (October 2011): 215–27. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.3.4.215.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.3.4.215 (DOI)

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Ciccone, Antonio (2011): Replication data for: Economic Shocks and Civil Conflict: A Comment. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113801