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Conflict, ethnicity and gender: A money-burning field experiment in Indonesia


Chuah, SH and Feeny, S and Hoffmann, R and Sanjaya, MR, Conflict, ethnicity and gender: A money-burning field experiment in Indonesia, Economics Letters, 177 pp. 14-17. ISSN 0165-1765 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2019.01.010


Conflict has been shown to have large and long lasting impacts on ethnic groups. We examine the origin of this effect in social capital depreciation when past conflict experience aggravates anti-social behaviour. We conducted a money-burning field experiment to examine how the 19762005 conflict in Aceh, Indonesia affects current interactions between the ethnic groups involved. In addition to ethnic outgroup effects, we find that females who experienced the conflict burn their co-participants more than males.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:conflict, anti-social preferences, field experiment, gender, Aceh
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Experimental economics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Preference, behaviour and welfare
UTAS Author:Chuah, SH (Professor Swee-Hoon Chuah)
ID Code:137097
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:2020-01-31
Last Modified:2020-04-20
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