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Civil War, Reintegration, and Gender in Northern UgandaWhat are the impacts of war on the participants, and do they vary by gender?
The Geography of Dictatorship and Support for Democracy
We show that proximity to military bases during the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile (1973-1990) exposed civilians to more state repression and led to (i) stronger electoral opposition to Pinochet and (ii) a longlasting strengthening of democratic values. Our empirical strategy exploits the location of military bases during the many decades of democratic rule before the military coup, which we show is unrelated to pre-coup electoral outcomes.
Global GovernanceWhat are the elements, methods, and issues of global governance?
Coordination and Social Distancing: Inertia in the Aggregate Response to COVID-19
Social distancing is critical to slow the spread of COVID-19. However, social distancing in the wake of COVID-19 has been frustratingly slow and inadequate. Here we use a game theoretic model to show that, when a new and rare virus, like COVID-19, emerges, the aggregate level of social distancing has inherent inertia, and that clear national public statements are essential in reducing that inertia and adjusting the public’s behavior to the new, optimal level of social distancing.
The Schooling Decision: Family Preferences, Intergenerational Conflict, and Moral Hazard in the Brazilian FavelasCan parental incentives impact school attendance?
When Do Displaced Persons Return? Postwar Migration among Christians in Mount LebanonUnder what conditions will forcibly displaced persons return to their original homes after war has ended?
Transnational Feminism and the Women's Rights Agenda in AfghanistanHow have Afghan women organized and advocated for their rights in the post-Taliban era?
Coronavirus Perceptions And Economic Anxiety
We provide the first analysis of how the global spread of the novel coronavirus affects contemporaneous economic sentiment. First, we collect a global dataset on internet searches indicative of economic anxieties. We find that the arrival of coronavirus in a country led to a substantial increase in such internet searches of up to 58 percent. Second, leveraging two US representative survey experiments conducted in early and mid-March 2020, we document a rapid surge in economic anxieties after the arrival of the coronavirus in the US.
Chaining the Dog of War: Comparative DataHow can constitutional design reduce conflict?
Legitimacy in Criminal Governance: Managing a Drug Empire from Behind BarsHow do prison gangs create rational-bureaucratic legitimacy in criminal governance?
Transnational Insurgents: Evidence from Colombia’s FARC at the Border with Chávez’s VenezuelaDoes access to foreign territory increase conflict?
Living in Peace: Accelerated Education in MaliAre Accelerated Education Programs good policy?
Central Banks at WarCan central banks aid war efforts?
On the Origins of the State: Stationary Bandits and Taxation in Eastern CongoDo stationary bandits increase state welfare?
Rebel Capacity, Intelligence Gathering, and the Timing of Combat OperationsDoes rebel capacity influence how these forces fight or are they simply unpredictable?
Militias, Ideology, and the StateWhat factors shape relations between governments and militias?
“Aks” of War: A Digital Museum Inventory for a War-Torn AfghanistanHow can war-torn countries protect and preserve cultural treasures?
Can Economic Interventions Reduce Violence?Does improving young people’s economic conditions reduce their willingness to support political violence and armed opposition groups?
Televising Justice During War
How do governments use television as a means of building state legitimacy during conflict?