Week 3


  1. How mountainous is each region, on average?

  2. How many observations do we have for each region?

  3. What percent of countries are reliant on oil? What about just in the MENA?

  4. How much more or less likely are countries with oil to have civil war onset?

Variable dictionary

Variable Description
onset Did a civil war begin this year? (1 = yes, 0 = no)
pop Population
polity2 Revised POLITY score (measure of democracy)
gdp_cap GDP per capita (2001 COW energy data)
region Region of the world
mtnest Estimated percent mountainous terrain
elevdiff Highest - lowest elevation, meters
oil Does country have more than 1/3 oil exports? (1 = yes, 0 = no)
ef Ethnic fractionalization index (probability that two randomly drawn individuals are not from the same ethnic group)
numlang Number of languages spoken in country