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Working Paper
An exploration of the association between fuel subsidies and fuel riots

Between 2005 and 2018, 41 countries had at least one riot directly associated with popular demand for fuel. We make use of a new international dataset on fuel riots to explore the effects of fuel prices and price regimes on fuel riots...

Fuel subsidies Riots protest
Panel discussion
Photo by Tengyart on Unsplash How to get inclusive growth started in fragile contexts
9 June 2021
Online, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
The legacy of conflict: aggregate evidence from Sierra Leone

This paper studies the general equilibrium impact of civil war in Sierra Leone. I first use an instrumental variable (IV) strategy and geographic conflict variation to estimate reduced-form effects...

Conflict Livelihoods Structural transformation
Patricia Justino presenting on COVID-19 and conflict dynamics at FIIA webinar

Patricia Justino will present on COVID-19 and conflict dynamics at an online event organised by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) on 27 May 2021. The event, Covid-19 effects on peace and conflict dynamics – Implications for...

27 May 2021
Online, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Tillman Hönig presents at the European Meeting of the Urban Economics Association

Tillman Hönig , Research Associate at UNU-WIDER, will be presenting his ongong research The Legacy of Conflict: Aggregate Evidence from Sierra Leone at the 10th European Meeting of the Urban Economics Association on 30 April 2021, 2pm CEST. His...

30 April 2021
Online, Denmark
Past event
WIDER-Webinar-image from UNDP-Bangladesh-COVID19 Bruno Martorano on protests and social mobilization during the COVID-19 pandemic
27 April 2021
Online, Helsinki
Past event
Why do we see boom-and-bust growth in fragile and conflict-affected states?

One of the most pressing challenges in development policy is to bring about rapid, sustained, and inclusive growth in developing countries...

Fragile states Conflict Economic growth
Our project on the institutional legacies of violent conflict

One of the most critical challenges in international development today is to understand how best to support peace, security, economic recovery, and legitimate political authority in fragile and conflict-affected countries...

Institutions Conflict Post-conflict
Patricia Justino briefs Swedish aid agency on aid in autocracies and fragile countries

On 4 February 2020, UNU-WIDER's Senior Research Fellow Patricia Justino will be giving a presentation at an event organised by Sweden’s government agency for development cooperation Sida as part of their Department for Africa’s...

4 February 2021
Online, Stockholm, Sweden
Past event
Working Paper
Secession and social polarization: Evidence from Catalonia

Does secessionism lead to social polarization? Despite much research on independence movements, their relationship to polarization, a key mechanism theorized as increasing the chances of violent conflict, remains less understood...

Catalonia Conflict Independence movements
Nobel Peace Prize acknowledges link between preventing hunger and promoting peace

Professor Patricia Justino is a leading expert on the links between political violence and economic development. Her work has greatly expanded knowledge about the intersection between poverty, food insecurity, and conflict...

Conflict Peace Hunger
Journal Article
Development programs, security, and violence reduction: Evidence from an insurgency in India

India has employed a variety of military, political and economic measures to combat the long running insurgency in Kashmir with little evidence on what contributes to stability in the region...

Conflict Multiple structural breaks Development programs
UN Photo/Stuart Price Institutional legacies of violent conflict

Theme: Transforming states

Violent conflict Political violence Wartime governance
Working Paper
Civic legacies of wartime governance

In conflict zones around the world, both state and non-state actors deliver governance at local levels. This paper explores the long-term impact of individual exposure to ‘wartime governance’ on social and political behaviour...

Conflict State-building Local development
Journal Article
Early life shocks and mental health: The long-term effect of war in Vietnam

This paper provides causal evidence on early-life exposure to war on mental health status in adulthood...

Health outcomes War Mental health
Journal Article
Aid Targeting to Fragile and Conflict-Affected States and Implications for Aid Effectiveness

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and Effectiveness

Aid effectiveness Foreign aid Fragile states
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