Why does conflict occur? At its worst it is catastrophic; at its best, harmful and wasteful given that bargaining is a more efficient way to resolve disputes. Using a very modest set of mathematical tools, I model why some actors still choose conflict when bargaining is a valid option. I also show that greater balance in institutional support for different sides is more likely to maintain peace and settlements.
Friday, September 27, 2019 at 12:00pm to 12:50pm
Hurst Hall, 101
Gunnison, CO 81230