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Title: Populism and War

Author(s): Andrea Mattozzi, Massimo Morelli and Marcos Y. Nakaguma

Publication Date: March 2020

Keyword(s): Conflict Risk, inequality, populism, protectionism and Strategic Disengagement

Programme Area(s): Public Economics

Abstract: Populist rulers in economic superpowers have important effects on international relations, conflict risk and inequality. We show that the consequences for civil war risk and inequality are largely negative, while interstate conflict risk increases for dyads with sufficient asymmetry in terms of trade openness and relative military power.

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Mattozzi, A, Morelli, M and Nakaguma, M. 2020. 'Populism and War'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research.