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Author (up) Lessmann, C.; Steinkraus, A. url  doi
  Title The geography of natural resources, ethnic inequality and civil conflicts Type Journal Article
  Year 2019 Publication European Journal of Political Economy Abbreviated Journal European Journal of Political Economy  
  Volume 59 Issue Pages 33-51  
  Keywords Remote Sensing  
  Abstract e study whether the spatial distribution of natural resources across different ethnic groups within countries causes spatial inequality and the incidence of armed conflict. By providing a theoretical rent-seeking model and analysing a set of geo-coded data for mines, night-time light emissions, local populations and ethnic homelands, we show that the spatial distribution of resources is a major driving factor of ethnic income inequality. Moreover, a spatially unequal distribution of natural resources induces rent-seeking behaviour and thus increases the risk of civil conflicts. Consequently, we extend the perspective of the resource curse to explain cross-country differences in income inequality and the onset of civil conflicts.  
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  Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 3002  
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