The SSJDA Seminar [March 14 (Monday), 2022] "Unpacking the Legacies of Chemical Warfare: Evidence from the Vietnam War″
- Date & Time
- March 14 (Mon), 2022, 11:00－12:00
- Unpacking the Legacies of Chemical Warfare: Evidence from the Vietnam War
- Duc Tran Anh(Hiroshima University）
- Junichi Yamasaki (Kobe University), Keisuke Kawata (The University of Tokyo)
- How does exposure to wartime violence shape subsequent socioeconomic outcomes? Despite the growing scholarly interests in the legacies of war, the long-run effects of the herbicide spray in the Vietnam War--the most massive usage of chemical weapons and indiscriminate violence in human history--remains understudied. We investigate the legacies of chemical warfare by exploiting the spray flight-level archival records, originally georeferenced historical maps, and the historical fact that the US prohibited herbicide spraying beyond the Cambodia-Vietnam border. While preliminary, the empirical analysis suggests two persistent patterns: Herbicide exposure during the 1961-1971 period is negatively associated with (1) population growth, as a proxy of urbanization, and, to a lesser extent, (2) nightlight luminosity growth, as a proxy of economic growth, in the present day.
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