Provision of public goods and violent conflict: Evidence from Colombia

"The Colombian conflict has lasted for around 50 years. It has been fueled by the financial opportunities coming from production and traffic of illegal drugs, and predation of other natural resources. In such a context it is not clear what policies are more effective to reduce conflict. Two pub...

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Autores Principales: "Cortés, Darwin, Montolio, Daniel"
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Lenguaje:Inglés (English)
Publicado: 2014
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/22769
https://doi.org/10.1515/peps-2013-0055
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spelling ir-10336-227692020-06-03T22:15:06Z Provision of public goods and violent conflict: Evidence from Colombia "Cortés, Darwin Montolio, Daniel" Colombia Conflict Education Road density "The Colombian conflict has lasted for around 50 years. It has been fueled by the financial opportunities coming from production and traffic of illegal drugs, and predation of other natural resources. In such a context it is not clear what policies are more effective to reduce conflict. Two public policies that are frequently mentioned as effective to reduce conflict are investments in roads and education. However, a priori, both investments in roads and education may either increase or reduce conflict. After controlling for possible problems of endogeneity, we show that increases in roads provision reduces conflict while education does not. Because this is robust to controlling for measures of state capacity and governance, and the opportunity cost of conflict, our results are likely to be explained by the relative mobility of education and roads. Policies that increase roads provision might help to fight against the intensity of conflict. © 2014 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin Boston 2014." 2014 2020-05-25T23:57:55Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion 10792457 https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/22769 https://doi.org/10.1515/peps-2013-0055 eng info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf instname:Universidad del Rosario reponame:Repositorio Institucional EdocUR
institution EdocUR - Universidad del Rosario
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language Inglés (English)
topic Colombia
Conflict
Education
Road density
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Conflict
Education
Road density
"Cortés, Darwin
Montolio, Daniel"
Provision of public goods and violent conflict: Evidence from Colombia
description "The Colombian conflict has lasted for around 50 years. It has been fueled by the financial opportunities coming from production and traffic of illegal drugs, and predation of other natural resources. In such a context it is not clear what policies are more effective to reduce conflict. Two public policies that are frequently mentioned as effective to reduce conflict are investments in roads and education. However, a priori, both investments in roads and education may either increase or reduce conflict. After controlling for possible problems of endogeneity, we show that increases in roads provision reduces conflict while education does not. Because this is robust to controlling for measures of state capacity and governance, and the opportunity cost of conflict, our results are likely to be explained by the relative mobility of education and roads. Policies that increase roads provision might help to fight against the intensity of conflict. © 2014 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin Boston 2014."
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Montolio, Daniel"
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Montolio, Daniel"
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title Provision of public goods and violent conflict: Evidence from Colombia
title_short Provision of public goods and violent conflict: Evidence from Colombia
title_full Provision of public goods and violent conflict: Evidence from Colombia
title_fullStr Provision of public goods and violent conflict: Evidence from Colombia
title_full_unstemmed Provision of public goods and violent conflict: Evidence from Colombia
title_sort provision of public goods and violent conflict: evidence from colombia
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