nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2023‒10‒02
two papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola, Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale

  1. Cultural Distance and Ethnic Civil Conflict By Eleonora Guarnieri
  2. Onlinereisebuchungen in Europa By Demary, Vera; Rusche, Christian

  1. By: Eleonora Guarnieri
    Abstract: Ethnically diverse countries are more prone to conflict, but why do some groups engage in conflict while others do not? I show that civil conflict is explained by ethnic groups’ cultural distance to the central government: an increase in cultural distance, proxied by linguistic distance, increases an ethnicity’s propensity to fight over government power. To identify this effect, I leverage within-ethnicity variation in linguistic distance resulting from power transitions between ethnic groups over time. I provide evidence that the effects can be attributed to differences in preferences over both the allocation and the type of public goods.
    Keywords: ethnic civil war, culture, linguistic distance, Africa, Bantu expansion
    JEL: D74 Z10 O55
    Date: 2023
  2. By: Demary, Vera; Rusche, Christian
    Abstract: Digitalisierung macht auch vor dem Tourismus nicht halt. Vor allem mithilfe digitaler Plattformen sind Buchungen von Reisen unterschiedlichster Art digital einfach möglich. Die Deutschen sind hier jedoch noch zurückhaltend. Dies gilt vor allen für die Buchung bei privaten Vermietern.
    Date: 2023

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