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Working PaperRiots and social capital in urban India
This paper explores the relationship between household exposure to riots and social capital in urban India using a panel dataset collected by the authors in the state of Maharashtra...Riots Social capital Trust
Working PaperConflict and development: Recent research advances and future agendas
We survey selected parts of the growing literature on the microeconomics of violent conflict, identifying where academic research has started to establish stylized facts and where methodological and knowledge gaps remain...Conflict Violence War
Working PaperDo fences make good neighbours?: 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 Violence Governance
Working PaperCrosscutting cleavages and ethno-communal violence: Evidence from Indonesia in the post-Suharto era
Recent literature has shown that crosscutting social cleavages reduce the likelihood of civil war...Crosscutting cleavages Ethnicity Riots