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dc.contributor.authorMcCulloch, Neil
dc.contributor.authorNatalini, Davide
dc.contributor.authorHossain, Naomi
dc.contributor.authorJustino, Patricia
dc.identifier.citationMcCulloch, N.; Natalini, D.; Hossain, N. and Justino, P. (2021) An Exploration of the Association Between Fuel Subsidies and Fuel Riots, IDS Working Paper 556, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies, DOI: 10.19088/IDS.2021.058en
dc.description.abstractBetween 2005 and 2018, 41 countries had at least one riot directly associated with popular demand for fuel. We make use of a new international data set on fuel riots to explore the effects of fuel prices and price regimes on fuel riots. In line with prior expectations, we find that large domestic fuel price shocks – often linked to international price shocks – are a key driver of riots. In addition, we report a novel result: fuel riots are closely associated with domestic price regimes. Countries that maintain fixed price regimes – notably net energy exporters – tend to have large fuel subsidies. When such subsidies become unsustainable, domestic price adjustments are large, often leading to riots.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Working Paper;556
dc.titleAn Exploration of the Association Between Fuel Subsidies and Fuel Riotsen
dc.typeIDS Working Paperen
dc.rights.holderInstitute of Development Studiesen
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rioxxterms.identifier.projectAction for Empowerment and Accountability (A4EA)en

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