On Disruption of Trade by War: A Reply to Barbieri & Levy

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Carter, John R.; & Anderton, Charles H. (2001) On Disruption of Trade by War: A Reply to Barbieri & Levy , Journal of Peace Research 38(5): 625–628.

This response counters Barbieri & Levy's assessment of Anderton & Carter's empirical study of the disruption of trade by war. A close examination of Anderton & Carter's results shows significant trade disruption in 17 of 19 long war dyads and in 21 of 27 dyads in total. These results constitute reasonably strong evidence that war disrupts trade.