Replication data for: Violent Conflict and Behavior: A Field Experiment in Burundi

  • Maarten J. Voors (Contributor)
  • Eleonora E. M. Nillesen (Contributor)
  • Philip Verwimp (Contributor)
  • Erwin H. Bulte (Contributor)
  • Robert Lensink (Contributor)
  • Daan P. Van Soest (Contributor)



We use a series of field experiments in rural Burundi to examine the impact of exposure to conflict on social, risk, and time preferences. We find that conflict affects behavior: individuals exposed to violence display more altruistic behavior towards their neighbors, are more risk-seeking, and have higher discount rates. Large adverse shocks can thus alter savings and investments decisions, and potentially have long-run consequences—even if the shocks themselves are temporary. (JEL C93, D12, D74, 012, 017, 018)
Date made available1 Jan 2012
PublisherUnknown Publisher

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