The Effects of Wartime Institutions on Households' Ability to Cope with Shocks: Evidence for Colombia


  • WIDER Working Paper


  • This paper studies the legacies of wartime institutions, measured as rebelocracy, on the ability of households to cope with negative income shocks. Rebelocracy is the social order established by non-state armed actors in the communities they control. By providing public goods and a predictable framework within which to operate, rebelocracy may generate incentives for households to expand production and accumulate wealth, placing them in a higher income trajectory than households living in war zones amid violence and chaos.

fecha de publicación

  • 2019

Líneas de investigación

  • Armed Conflict
  • Colombia
  • Institutions
  • Migration
  • Weather Shock


  • 2019/84