We’re going to work with data from James D. Fearon and David D. Laitin, “Ethnicity, Insurgency, and Civil War,” American Political Science Review 97, no. 1 (2003): 75–90.
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How mountainous is each region, on average?
How many observations do we have for each region?
What percent of countries are reliant on oil? What about just in the MENA?
How much more or less likely are countries with oil to have civil war onset?
|onset||Did a civil war begin this year? (1 = yes, 0 = no)|
|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|