Technologies of Conflict

Hao Jia and Stergios Skaperdas

in The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Peace and Conflict

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780195392777
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Technologies of Conflict

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This article explores the basic technical ingredient in modeling conflict as a contest, sometimes called the contest success function. As applied to conflict situations, it is termed the technology of conflict. The discussion reviews stochastic and axiomatic theoretical foundations of different classes of technologies of conflict, and discusses a number of issues that emerge in empirical estimation and model comparison.

Keywords: contest success function; technologies of conflict; stochastic foundations; axiomatic foundations

Article.  9450 words. 

Subjects: Economics ; Microeconomics ; Economic History

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