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dc.contributor.authorWomack, Elizabeth Jade
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-26T14:16:30Z
dc.date.available2018-04-26T14:16:30Z
dc.date.issued2017-08-30
dc.identifier.otherWomack_cornell_0058O_10177
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/cornell:10177
dc.identifier.otherbibid: 10361492
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/56815
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the extent to which development aid encourages or sup- presses violence, using the Nepalese Civil War (2000-2006) as a case study. The effect of aid is analyzed at an aggregate level, by sector, and by concentration levels using rich geo-coded data at the district level. Findings indicate that at the aggregated level, development aid has an insignificant effect on violence; while certain sectors and concentration levels of development aid significantly can encourage or reduce violence. Aid is regarded in the literature to act as a suppressor of conflict if it increases the opportunity cost to rebel and an encourager of conflict or as a rent which fuels rebel initiatives. This study indicates that development aid can effectively increase the opportunity cost to rebel, but can be seen as a rent or is perhaps poorly executed if aid is spent in the education or energy sector or is distributed at a low level of funding per capita.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectAgriculture economics
dc.subjectcivil war
dc.subjectconflict
dc.subjectdevelopment aid
dc.subjectNepal
dc.subjectrents
dc.subjectviolence
dc.titleThe Effects of Development Aid as Rents on Violence
dc.typedissertation or thesis
thesis.degree.disciplineApplied Economics and Management
thesis.degree.grantorCornell University
thesis.degree.levelMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameM.S., Applied Economics and Management
dc.contributor.chairKanbur, Ravi
dc.contributor.committeeMemberOrtiz Bobea, Ariel
dcterms.licensehttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/59810
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.7298/X4PN93S0


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