The third essay provides a critical review of the economic literature on conflict. I first provide an introduction to economic theories of conflict. I then turn to the empirical literature. In particular, I focus on the role of economic inequality, ethnic diversity, and resource abundance as key determinants of conflict. I then consider reasons for the increasing ethnicization of conflict in unequal societies. Lastly, I consider the role of visceral factors in the construction of violence. I organize the often ambiguous evidence unearthed in the literature; discuss the key insights; and identify directions for future research.When discrimination is institutionalized, society often erupts in conflict. This dissertation comprises three essays on the general theme of discrimination and conflict. The first essay investigates the impact of policy intervention in a multistageanbsp;...
|Title||:||Three Essays on the Economics of Discrimination and Conflict|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|