The Economics of Conflict and Peace

History and Applications

Written for an audience of students, general readers, and economists alike, this volume is a primer on the field of the economics of conflict and peace. It offers a reasonably comprehensive, systematic, and detailed overview – even if in broad strokes – of the field’s orthodox and heterodox history of thought and current theories and evidence. We view this Element as a baseline account on which to build a future, separate and more fully developed, piece on the economics of peace, economic growth, and human development.

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