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The Proximity-Based Effect Of Terrorism On Countries' Economies, Sofia E. Mouritsen Oct 2016

The Proximity-Based Effect Of Terrorism On Countries' Economies, Sofia E. Mouritsen

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In this paper, I explore the effect that proximity to terrorist-controlled areas has on countries’ economies. I posit that there exists a correlation between the aforementioned proximity and GDP growth rates, and hypothesize that the closer a country is to an area with high levels of terrorism, the more likely it is that its economy will be negatively affected. I begin by examining the nature of the correlation between terrorism and economic growth; following this, I explore the direct ways in which terrorism affects economic growth. Next, I delve into the recent economic history of countries around three areas: the ...