Among economists, there seems to exist an unfortunate lack of understanding of the complexities of war and violence and the effects on economy and society. The cost of the 2008/9 world economic and financial crisis, for example, amounted to a world GDP decline of much less than one percent in 2009 - far smaller than the cost that violence imposes. This lack of understanding has created problems in the design of preconflict-, conflict-, and postconflict policies, leaving a sometimes unrecognized legacy of violence and loss. This essay deals with some of the economic issues involved.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science
- Economics and Econometrics
- Political Science and International Relations
- Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law