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Title: Rationality as a barrier to peace: Micro-evidence from Kosovo
Authors: Bhaumik, SK
Gang, IN
Yun, MS
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Citation: Comparative Economic Studies. In press
Abstract: Despite a significant expansion of the literature on conflicts and fragility of states, only a few systematic attempts have been made to link the theoretical literature on social conflicts to the available micro-level information about the people who are involved in these conflicts. We address this lacuna in the literature using a household-level data set from Kosovo. Our analysis suggests that it is individually rational for competing ethnic communities, Kosovar Albanians and Kosovar Serbs, to resist a quick agreement on a social contract to share the region’s resources.
ISSN: 0888-7233
Appears in Collections:Economics and Finance
Dept of Economics and Finance Research Papers

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