Decomposing violence

Political murder in Colombia, 1946-1999

Jurgen Brauer, Alejandro Gómez-Sorzano, Sankara N Sethuraman

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Abstract

We apply the Hodrick-Prescott (HP) and Beveridge-Nelson (BN) business cycle decomposition methods to a time series of homicides in Colombia (1946-1999). Separating out "permanent" from "cyclical" murder, we hypothesize that the cyclical part coincides with the periodic political unrest in the country. The results show a good match between the political events in the country and the computed cyclical murder component.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)447-461
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean Journal of Political Economy
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004
EventThe Economic COnsequences of Terror - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Jun 15 2002Jun 16 2002

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Keywords

  • Beveridge-Nelson
  • Business cycle
  • Colombia
  • Hodrick-Prescott
  • Homicide
  • Terrorism

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  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Political Science and International Relations

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Decomposing violence : Political murder in Colombia, 1946-1999. / Brauer, Jurgen; Gómez-Sorzano, Alejandro; Sethuraman, Sankara N.

In: European Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 20, No. 2, 01.06.2004, p. 447-461.

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Brauer, Jurgen ; Gómez-Sorzano, Alejandro ; Sethuraman, Sankara N. / Decomposing violence : Political murder in Colombia, 1946-1999. In: European Journal of Political Economy. 2004 ; Vol. 20, No. 2. pp. 447-461.
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