Economics of Civil Conflict: Evidence from the Punjab Insurgency

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Prakarsh Singh

Amherst College - Department of Economics

Abstract

The Punjab Insurgency in India (1978-1993) took the lives of over 20,000 people. Yet, there has been little research on the economic causes and consequences of the conflict in Punjab, which has been classified as a civil war and also an insurgency. In this article, I delve into some of the reasons for why Punjab suffered such a prolonged and bloody insurgency. Finally, I consider the macro and microeconomic effects of the conflict in Punjab that affected every walk of life and perhaps continue to do so today.

Keywords: Punjab, conflict, civil war, insurgency, India

JEL Classification: D74

Suggested Citation

Singh, Prakarsh, Economics of Civil Conflict: Evidence from the Punjab Insurgency. IZA Discussion Paper No. 10390. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2879797

Prakarsh Singh (Contact Author)

Amherst College - Department of Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000
United States
413-542-2271 (Phone)

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