The Economics of Counterinsurgency in the Philippines
Technical Report,01 Jun 2011,01 Jun 2016
National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc. Cambridge United States
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Economic activity can both induce and reduce political violence. We have shown that both insurgents and government respond to rising levels of investment by increasing engagement, with violent consequences. We have explored the economic and social benefits of counterinsurgency by the Philippine military, how it can be optimally conducted, and what the effects are on both combatants and civilians.
- Government and Political Science
- Economics and Cost Analysis