The economic impacts of United Nations peacekeeping operations: growth versus level effects
by Brandon Ernst; Rajeev Sooreea; Gigi Gokcek; Diara Spain
International Journal of Public Policy (IJPP), Vol. 10, No. 1/2/3, 2014

Abstract: This study examines the impacts on economic growth and development of United Nations peacekeeping operations (PKOs) in a set of 39 conflict-afflicted countries between 1980 and 2010. The research is conducted using panel data analysis with a multiplicative binary (dummy) variable approach. The results indicate that, on average, PKOs do not increase the growth rate of gross domestic product (GDP) but they do increase the level of GDP per capita by 1.08% to 1.92%. The presence of PKOs tends to be more successful in Europe and Central Asia or high-income countries.

Online publication date: Fri, 28-Feb-2014

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