Hidden Interactions in the Economics of Peace and Conflict

Gearoid Millar* (Corresponding Author)

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At a critical peacebuilding workshop in 2014, I presented findings from my ethnographic study of a bio-energy project in Sierra Leone, describing the unexpected economic impacts within local villages (see 2016, 2018a). Shortly afterwards, an economist attending the workshop stated – without apparent humour – that the challenge was to find out why people in these villages diverged from the economic models. For him, and many other economists, the problem lies not with the models, but with these strange people living outside the ordered rationality of homo-economicus.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-152
Number of pages3
JournalEconomic Anthropology
Issue number1
Early online date7 Jan 2020
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020




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