Title
The impact of armed conflict on economic performance : evidence from Rwanda The impact of armed conflict on economic performance : evidence from Rwanda
Author
Faculty/Department
Institute of Development Policy and Management
Publication type
article
Publication
Beverly Hills, Calif. ,
Subject
Sociology
Politics
Economics
Law
Source (journal)
The journal of conflict resolution : research on war and peace between and within nations. - Beverly Hills, Calif., 1957, currens
Volume/pages
59(2015) :4 , p. 555-592
ISSN
0022-0027
ISI
000353977300001
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Important gaps remain in the understanding of the economic consequences of civil war. Focusing on the conflict in Rwanda in the early 1990s, and using micro data, this article finds that households and localities that experienced more intense conflict are lagging behind in terms of consumption six years after the conflict, a finding that is robust to taking into account the endogeneity of violence. Significantly different returns to land and labor are observed between zones that experienced low- and high-intensity conflict which is consistent with the ongoing recovery. Distinguishing between civil war and genocide, the findings also provide evidence that these returns, and by implication the process of recovery, depend on the form of violence.
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