Econ 449b. The Economic Analysis of Conflict

Day / time: 
Th 9:25 -11:15 am
Course Type: 
Undergraduate
Course term: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Instructor(s): 

Since the end of WWII the overwhelming majority of war casualties have been the result of internal conflict. This includes insurgency situations in which foreign powers prop up a weak internal government. In this course we apply microeconomic techniques, theoretical and empirical, to the analysis of internal conflict, its causes and consequences. Readings comprise frontier research papers. Hence, intermediate microeconomics and econometrics or equivalent are required.

Prerequisites: Intermediate micro and econometrics.

Semester offered: 
Spring
Undergrad Course Category: 
History
Political Economy