Extractive resource policy and civil conflict: Evidence from mining reform in the Philippines | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
Mayo 2020
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We estimate how a shift towards a more extractive resource policy, brought about by a regulatory reform of the mining sector, affected civil conflict in the Philippines. Our empirical strategy uses a difference-in-differences approach that compares provinces with and without mineral deposits before and after the reform. We find that the reform led to a large increase in conflict violence, most likely due to increased competition over control of resource-rich areas. The estimated welfare cost of this increase in violence is several orders of magnitude larger than the country's total revenue from taxes on mineral production.

Autores y editores

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Benjamin Crosta Joseph H.Felterb
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