Easy Targets and the Timing of Conflict
21 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2004
Date Written: February 2004
Contestants have to choose whether to initiate a contest or war, or whether to remain peaceful for another period. We find that agents wait and initiate the contest once their rival is sufficiently weak to be an easy target.
Keywords: Timing of conflict, war, easy targets
JEL Classification: B31, D74, H77
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