Seminars & Events

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch)

The impact on armed conflicts of the interaction between climate change and natural resources

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch) is a lunchtime workshop open to public, including IDE staffs, visiting research fellows, IDEAS students, outside researchers and graduate students. This workshop provides a platform for presentation of any work in progress where we can discuss in either English or Japanese.

 Those who would attend a seminar are asked to announce yourself to receptionists on your arrival at the IDE and to obtain APL Organizers' signature on your admission card after the seminar.

Date&time:

October 23, 2017. (Monday) 10:30-12:00

Venue:
Theme:

The impact on armed conflicts of the interaction between climate change and natural resources

Abstract

A growing body of literature examines the links between climate change, violence and economics (Burke et al., 2014, 2015). In this paper, we examine a potential mechanism linking climate change to armed conflicts, i.e., the interaction between increases in mean annual temperature (and other climatology variables such as rainfall) and the agricultural or hydrological potential of a country. We conduct a panel analysis of the impact of this interaction on armed conflicts using a panel of 137 countries over the period 1960 to 2014. The results indicate that a higher agricultural or hydrological potential reduces the effects of a rise in temperature on armed conflicts. These results are robust to the use of lag variables, various controls as well as year, country and regional fixed effects.

Speaker:

Jonathan Goyette (University of Sherbrooke)

Chair:
Languages:

English

Contact:

Institute of Developing Economies, APL Organizers
E-mail: APLE-mail