Forest Resources and Armed Conflict in sub-Saharan Africa

Piao, Gengbin.


  • There is no economics literature on the relationship between forest cover and armed conflict. In this paper, I examine this relationship for sub-Saharan Africa using geo-coded information about forest cover and the incidence of conflict. I find that a rise in the world price of wood will have a significant negative effect on forest cover in the same year. Moreover, when the price of wood rises, ... read more
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