Discussion Paper
No. 2008-3 | 2008.02.06
Jens Christopher Andvig
Corruption and Armed Conflicts: Some Stirring Around in the Governance Soup
(Published in Survey and Overview)


The paper discusses the impact of corruption on the probability of violent conflict events and traces the shifts in the composition of corrupt transactions during and in the aftermath of violent conflicts in an informal way. So far there has been little interaction between empirical corruption research and the empirical research into civil wars. When the two strands of research are brought together and their results are combined, some patterns become apparent that would have been difficult to detect if the results within each field were analysed in isolation.

JEL Classification:

B49, O17

Cite As

Jens Christopher Andvig (2008). Corruption and Armed Conflicts: Some Stirring Around in the Governance Soup. Economics Discussion Papers, No 2008-3, Kiel Institute for the World Economy. http://www.economics-ejournal.org/economics/discussionpapers/2008-3

Comments and Questions

Anonymous - General comments
February 10, 2008 - 22:23
1. I think that the paper needs to have an historical context of the type of violent conflicts that are being dealt with are they after World War II? post cold war? Post 9/11?2.I find that the paper has too much information, especially diverse concepts, that need to be better contextualised and better organised3. The links between the two strands of work that are reviewed in the paper (corruption and cause of conflicts) need to be re-worked as the conclusions show that perhaps some of the concepts in the different strands of work have not been fully comprehended and are presented in a messy way. Some analysis of the actual numbers used in the papers being reviewed would be good.

Anonymous - Referee Report
February 12, 2008 - 17:23
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Anonymous - Referee report
March 31, 2008 - 12:25
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Anonymous - Referee Report
April 03, 2008 - 10:41
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