Networks in Conflict: Theory and Evidence From the Great War of Africa

Volume: 85, Issue: 4, Pages: 1093 - 1132
Published: Jan 1, 2017
Abstract
We study from both a theoretical and an empirical perspective how a network of military alliances and enmities affects the intensity of a conflict. The model combines elements from network theory and from the politico-economic theory of conflict. We obtain a closed-form characterization of the Nash equilibrium. Using the equilibrium conditions, we perform an empirical analysis using data on the Second Congo War, a conflict that involves many...
Paper Details
Title
Networks in Conflict: Theory and Evidence From the Great War of Africa
Published Date
Jan 1, 2017
Volume
85
Issue
4
Pages
1093 - 1132
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