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The economic impact of peacekeeping. Evidence from South Sudan
Defence and Peace Economics (2016)
  • Raul Caruso
  • Roberto Ricciuti
  • Ilaria Petrarca
  • Prabin Khadka
Abstract
This paper investigates the effect of the deployment of United Nations Blue Helmets on economic activity in South Sudan with a special focus on agricultural production. Since UN troops are predicted to improve security, in particular, we expect a positive relationship between deployment of UN blue Helmets and cereal production. We test our hypothesis using an original data-set including all the 78 South Sudanese counties over the period 2009–2011. We control for the non-random assignment of UN troops through an Instrumental Variables approach. Our empirical results show that a 10% increase in the size of the troop allows the production of additional 600 tonnes.
Keywords
  • Peacekeeping,
  • United Nations,
  • Blue helmets,
  • South Sudan,
  • Cereal production,
  • Security
Publication Date
Winter January, 2016
DOI
10.1080/10242694.2015.1122282
Citation Information
Raul Caruso, Roberto Ricciuti, Ilaria Petrarca and Prabin Khadka. "The economic impact of peacekeeping. Evidence from South Sudan" Defence and Peace Economics (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/raul_caruso/66/