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  • Paper: Development aid can exacerbate violence in war-torn countries

    An influx of aid to war-torn countries can actually exacerbate violent conflicts, says new research co-written by Benjamin Crost, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics at Illinois.

    An influx of aid to war-torn countries can actually exacerbate violent conflicts, says new research co-written by Benjamin Crost, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics at Illinois.

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  • Editor’s note: To contact Benjamin Crost, email bencrost@illinois.edu. The paper, “Aid Under Fire: Development Projects and Civil Conflict,” is available online.