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Author De Luca, Giacomo ♦ Sekeris, Petros
Source EconStor
Content type Text
Publisher Verein für Socialpolitik, Ausschuss für Entwicklungsländer
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Economics
Subject Keyword Conflict ♦ Land Redistribution ♦ Inequality ♦ Land Ownership and Tenure; Land Reform; Land Use; Irrigation; Agriculture and Environment ♦ Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances; Revolutions ♦ Public Goods
Abstract This paper investigates the impact of land inequality on conflict intensity. A fundamental distinction with the existing literature lies in the nature of inequality under consideration. We investigate how land inequality across landlords only influences the intensity of the fight against a rebel group constituted by landless individuals. We show that conflict intensity is non-monotonic in land inequality. In particular, the most severe conflicts occur for intermediate land inequality levels. Moreover, a Pareto improving transfer of land from the smaller to the larger landlord may exist.
Part of series Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Frankfurt a.M. 2009 x5
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-01-01
Publisher Place Göttingen
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