Same evidences, different interpretations - A comparison of the conflict index between the interstate dyadic events data and militarized interstate disputes data in peace-conflict models

Scott Y. Lin, Carlos Seiglie

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Studying the determinants of international conflict, researchers have found a series of influential variables, but few have addressed the robustness of the results to changes in the definition of the dependent variable, conflict. The two main sources for operationalizing conflict in empirical work are data on militarized interstate disputes (MIDs) and events data. In this paper, we find that a χ2-test indicates a correlation between events data and MIDs data. However, detailed regression analysis indicates that there are some contradictory findings depending on whether we use events data as opposed to MIDs data to measure conflict.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-372
Number of pages26
JournalPeace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

Keywords

  • Conflict
  • Events data
  • Interdependence
  • Militarized interstate disputes

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Same evidences, different interpretations - A comparison of the conflict index between the interstate dyadic events data and militarized interstate disputes data in peace-conflict models'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this