Over on the Economics that Really Matters blog, I’ve written a recap post on a subset of papers from the 2019 Midwest International Economic Development Conference (MidDev). The post is titled: “The Economics of Violence, Conflict, and Crime in Developing Countries.”
As previous recap posts highlight the study of violence, conflict, and crime is becoming an increasingly active area of research in development economics. This trend continued at the recent Midwest International Economic Development Conference (MidDev) held at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. In this blog post I discuss six conflict papers on the causes, consequences, and policy responses to conflict and crime.
This blog post marks my third time writing a recap blog post for the Midwest International Economic Development Conference.
For those interested in these previous posts: Here is a link to the 2016 MIEDC Recap (which I co-wrote with Leah Bevis and Linden McBride). Here are links to each of the three recap posts on agriculture and finance, education and health, and poverty, labor, politics, and methods from the 2018 conference (which I co-wrote with Harshada Karnik and Khandker Wahedur Rahman).