Accession Number : AD1024694

Title :   Climate and Conflict: A Comment on Hsiang et al.'s Reply to Buhaug et al

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : University of Maryland - College Park College Park United States

Personal Author(s) : Buhaug,Halvard ; Nordkvelle,Jonas

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Report Date : 01 Jan 2014

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Hsiang et al. (2014; henceforth HBM) discuss five alleged errors committed by Buhaug et al. (2014). We assess these claims and find that they largely miss the target. HBM are correct in pointing to a minor coding error and we also agree with HBM that Buhaug et al. could have been clearer in explaining some of their proposed modifications. Those issues notwithstanding, we conclude that Buhaug et al.s concerns about the viability of the fixed effect-based meta-analysis presented in Hsiang et al. (2013) remain valid.

Descriptors :   human population , civil war , climate , strategy , agricultural economics , vulnerability , error analysis , data analysis

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE