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The Economics of Non-Cognitive Skills  

Laura Camfield

Print publication date:
Jul 2015
Online publication date:
Nov 2014
Non-cognitive skills, defined as individual differences that are independent of cognitive ability, are used within economics and policy to understand and improve labor market outcomes and ... More

Political Institutions and War Initiation: The Democratic Peace Hypothesis Revisited  

Michelle R. Garfinkel

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Apr 2012
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Nov 2012
This article considers the importance of disagreement between citizens within the nation over the provision of public goods, aside from security against external threats, focusing ... More

Reflections on Africa’s Wars  

Jean-Paul Azam

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Apr 2012
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Nov 2012
This article reflects on the civil wars in Africa, the continent with the greatest problem. It concentrates on the importance of governments' ability to commit to transfers to avoid war, ... More

Trade in the Shadow of Power  

Michelle R. Garfinkel, Stergios Skaperdas, and Constantinos Syropoulos

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Apr 2012
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Nov 2012
This article explores settings in which international trade takes place in insecure environments or, alternatively, in the shadow of power. The first setting focuses on the case of two ... More

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