Business and the Barrel of a Gun: Understanding Entrepreneurship and Violent Conflict in Developing Countries

Author
Philip Verwimp, Wim Naudé, Tilman Brück
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
United Nations University
Abstract
Although the impacts of violent conflict on investment, production, incomes and inequality have been widely studied on an aggregate level, comparatively less is known about the more diverse impacts of such conflict at the micro (particularly firm) level. Understanding such impacts can improve policies to mitigate the human and financial costs of violent conflict in developing countries. This policy brief discusses lessons from recent studies to address this gap.
Topic
Conflict Resolution, Political Violence, Economics, International Trade and Finance, War