Bejan, Vladimir, and William S. Parkin. “Examining the Effect of Repressive and Conciliatory Government Actions on Terrorism Activity in Israel.” Economics Letters 133 (2015): 55-58.
This paper examines the impact of repressive and conciliatory actions by Israel on terrorist activity using vector autoregression. Increases in repressive actions lead to a significant reduction in terrorist attacks. Conciliatory actions, on the other hand, have no effect.
- We examine the impact of the Israeli government actions on terrorist activity.
- This study endogenizes repressive and conciliatory government counterterrorism policies.
- An increase in repressive actions leads to a reduction in terrorist attacks.
- An increase in conciliatory actions has no effect on terrorism.
- Terrorists’ response to government actions is symmetric.