Rethinking the water-food-climate nexus and conflict: An opportunity cost approach

Riley Post, Darren Hudson, Donna Mitchell, Patrick Bell, Arie Perliger, Ryan Williams

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Much attention has been paid to the potential role that climate and food security has on conflict, especially in the Middle East. However, there has been little critical examination beyond the statistical correlation of events, which demonstrates whether a causal link exists and if it does, what can be done about it. This paper explores the conceptual linkages between food and conflict and attempts to draw attention to the opportunity cost of conflict as the nexus for decision-making in this context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-577
Number of pages15
JournalApplied Economic Perspectives and Policy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2016


  • Climate
  • Conflict
  • Food security
  • Migration
  • Opportunity cost


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