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 dataset 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.

Caruso, R., Khadka, P., Ricciuti, R., Petrarca, I., The economic impact of peacekeeping. Evidence from South Sudan., <<DEFENCE AND PEACE ECONOMICS>>, 2017; 28 (2): 250-270. [doi:10.1080/10242694.2015.1122282] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/66686]

The economic impact of peacekeeping. Evidence from South Sudan.

Caruso, Raul;
2016

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 dataset 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.
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Caruso, R., Khadka, P., Ricciuti, R., Petrarca, I., The economic impact of peacekeeping. Evidence from South Sudan., <<DEFENCE AND PEACE ECONOMICS>>, 2017; 28 (2): 250-270. [doi:10.1080/10242694.2015.1122282] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/66686]
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