The Perils of Panel IV Estimation: Revisiting the Causes of Conflict


Location: C103 Hesburgh Center for International Studies


Chris Barrett

Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management and International Professor of Agriculture, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University Professor of Economics, Cornell University Fellow, David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Distinguished Research Affiliate, Kellogg Institute

Please join the Kroc Institute and Kellogg Institute for a lecture featuring Cornell University economist and Kellogg Distinguished Research Affiliate Christopher B. Barrett entitled, "The Perils of Panel IV Estimation: Revisiting the Causes of Conflict." 

Looking at a celebrated study that claims US food aid causes prolonged conflict in recipient countries, Barrett's talk will explore how the published claim is inconsistent with the hypothesized policy mechanism and can be generated by a model in which food aid prevents, rather than causes, conflict.