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Peace economics“Child School Enrollment Decisions, Perceptions and Experiences of Conflict in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh” a paper co-authored by Muhammad Badiuzzaman and Syed Mansoob Murshed has just published by the Peace Science and Public Policy Journal.  This paper aims to analyze rural household livelihood decisions, especially educational investment for future generations, in a post-conflict setting located in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region of Bangladesh.

We analyze rural household children’s school enrollment decisions in a post-conflict setting in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region of Bangladesh. The innovation of the paper lies in the fact that we employ information about current subjective perceptions regarding the possibility of violence in the future and past actual experiences of violence to explain household economic decision-making. Preferences are endogenous in line with behavioral economics. Regression results show that heightened subjective perceptions of future violence and past actual experiences of conflict can increase child enrollment.

 

 

One day international workshop on the regional impact of the crisis that investigates the resilience of regions from different angles.

ISS professor Peter van Bergeijk, Steven Brakman from the University of Groningen and Charles van Marrewijk, Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University and Utrecht University organize a one day international workshop on the regional impact of the crisis that investigates the resilience of regions from different angles.

Participation is by invitation only. A selection of articles will be published in special issue of Papers in Regional Science (subject to a regular refereeing procedure; the organizers are guest editors of the special issue).

Date: 30 October 2014

Time: 09:00 – 17:30

Room: 1.31

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