Technologies of Conflict

Hao Jia, Stergios Skaperdas

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This article explores the basic technical ingredient in modeling conflict as a contest, sometimes called the contest success function. As applied to conflict situations, it is termed the technology of conflict. The discussion reviews stochastic and axiomatic theoretical foundations of different classes of technologies of conflict, and discusses a number of issues that emerge in empirical estimation and model comparison.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Peace and Conflict
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199940806
ISBN (Print)9780195392777
Publication statusPublished - Apr 20 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Axiomatic foundations
  • Contest success function
  • Stochastic foundations
  • Technologies of conflict

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Economics,Econometrics and Finance


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