Title: Land inequality and conflict intensity
Authors: De Luca, Giacomo ×
Sekeris, Petros #
Issue Date: Jan-2012
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Series Title: Public Choice vol:150 issue:1-2 pages:119-135
Abstract: This paper investigates the impact of land inequality on conflict intensity. A fundamental distinction with the existing literature lies in the nature of inequality under consideration. We investigate how land inequality across landlords only influences the intensity of the fight against a rebel group comprised of landless individuals. We show that conflict intensity is non-monotonic in land inequality. In particular, the most severe conflicts occur for intermediate land inequality levels. Moreover, a Pareto improving—and thus voluntary—transfer of land from the smaller to the larger landlord may exist.
ISSN: 0048-5829
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, Leuven
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