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This paper introduces the origins and scope of humanitarian economics, a vibrant field of study and practice that deals with the economics and political economy of war, disaster, and humanitarian action. To illustrate the field's scientific and policy relevance, the paper draws on various...
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The objective of this paper it to provide a critical overview of the economic literature on conflicts and postwar reconstruction since the end of the Cold War. Depsite the enormous human and economic costs of war in the developing world, the contributions of economists to research in this area...
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This article considers the so-called resource curse plaguing fragile states with abundant extractive resources. It critically assesses the assumption that nonstate actors such as extractive industries, civil society organizations, and investors have the ability to exert effective pressure...
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