Readership: Economics and political science faculty and graduate students; research staff and officials in international organizations like the World Bank, the UN, as well as many NGOs.
Edited by Michelle R. Garfinkel, Professor of Economics, University of California, Irvine, and Stergios Skaperdas, Professor of Economics, University of California, Irvine
Michelle R. Garfinkel is Professor of Economics at UC Irvine. Her research focuses on conflict in numerous economic settings, and has been published in such journals as the American Economic Review.
Stergios Skaperdas is Professor of Economics at UC Irvine. He has developed an approach that allows the study of a number of economic and political problems. His research has been published in a variety of journals, including the American Economic Review and the American Political Science Review.
1. Economic perspectives on peace and conflict.
Michelle R. Garfinkel and Stergios Skaperdas
II Correlates of peace and conflict
2. Informational aspects of conflict.
3. Commitment problems and shifting power as a cause of conflict.
4. Bargaining and conflict with incomplete information.
5. The Hobbesian trap.
Sandeep Baliga and Tomas Sjöström
6. Religion, conflict and cooperation.
Michael T. McBride and Gary Richardson
7. Comparing polarization measures.
Joan Esteban and Debraj Ray
8. Inequality, polarization and conflict.
Jose G. Montalvo and Marta Reynal-Querol
9. On the causes of civil war.
10. Reflections on Africa's wars.
III Consequences and costs of conflict
11. Methods for measuring aggregate costs of conflict.
12. How many bucks in a bang: On the estimation of the economic costs of conflict.
Tilman Brück, Olaf J. de Groot and Carlos Bozzoli
13. Estimating the costs of war: Methodological issues, with applications to Iraq and
Joseph E. Stiglitz and Linda J. Bilmes
14. Estimating the human costs of war: A sample survey approach.
15. Mental health in the aftermath of conflict.
Quy-Toan Do and Lakshmi Iyer
16. Measuring the economic costs of terrorism.
Walter Enders and Eric Olson
17. Assessing the e_ects of military expenditure on growth.
Giorgio d'Agostino, J. Paul Dunne, and Luca Pieroni
18. The economic welfare cost of conflict: An empirical assessment.
S. Brock Blomberg and Gregory D. Hess
IV On the mechanics of conflict
19. Technologies of conflict.
Hao Jia and Stergios Skaperdas
20. Endogenous formation of alliances in contests.
21. Conflict with multiple battlefields.
Dan Kovenock and Brian Roberson
22. Laboratory experiments on conflict.
V Conflict and peace in economic context
23. War, trade, and natural resources: A historical perspective.
Ronald Findlay and Kevin O'Rourke
24. Trade in the shadow of power.
Michelle R. Garfinkel, Stergios Skaperdas, and Constantinos Syropoulos
25. Conflict and policy in general equilibrium: Insights from a standard trade model.
Ernesto Dal Bó and Pedro Dal Bó
26. The use of coercion in society: insecure property rights, conflict and economic backwardness.
Francisco M. Gonzalez
27. War and poverty.
28. Aggressive elites and vulnerable entrepreneurs: Trust and cooperation in the shadow
Halvor Mehlum and Karl Moene
VI Pathways to peace
29. Globalization and international conflict: Can FDI increase cooperation among nations?
Solomon W. Polachek, Carlos Seiglie, and Jun Xiang
30. National borders, conflict and peace.
31. Political institutions and war initiation: The democratic peace hypothesis revisited.
Michelle R. Garfinkel
32. Why follow the leader? Collective action, credible commitment and conflict.
33. Conflict -inhibiting norms.
Peter T. Leeson and Christopher J. Coyne