Butter, Guns and Ice-Cream, Theory and evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa.

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This paper is intended to complement the existing literature on civil wars. First, it presents a simple theoretical model of conflict that defines a two-sector economy. In a contested sector, two agents struggle to appropriate the maximum possible fraction of a contestable output. In an uncontested sector, they hold secure property rights over the production of some goods. Agents split their resource endowment between 'butter', 'guns' and 'ice-cream'. Following the theoretical insights the empirical analysis focuses on the relationship between civil wars and different sectors of the economy. In particular, a panel probit specification shows that the incidence of a civil war decreases in the size of manufacturing sector.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)269-283
Numero di pagine15
RivistaDefence and Peace Economics
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2010


  • butter and guns
  • civil wars
  • productivity
  • sub saharan africa
  • warlord


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