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Kanniainen, Vesa; Poutvaara, Panu (2018): The Economics of Peace and War: An Overview. In: Cesifo Economic Studies, Vol. 64, No. 4: pp. 545-554
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Abstract

Violence and conflicts have caused suffering throughout history. Moreover, the arrival of nuclear weapons even raised concerns about the survival of humankind. This special issue analyzes the causes and consequences of violence and conflict. It covers wars, civil wars, and terrorism, as well as organization of the military and its effects on the rest of the society.