Gaku Ito's research while affiliated with Hiroshima University and other places

Publications (6)

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How does increasing import competition shape domestic politics? Given China’s increasing economic growth and exports, the last several decades have witnessed flourishing debate on how international trade affects domestic politics and local labor markets both in academia and in the realm of policy. This chapter applies the instrumental variable desi...
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Recent literature highlights the role of historical events in shaping contemporary political and economic outcomes. This article joins the growing debate by utilizing disaggregated data and mediation analysis to explore the causal mechanisms bridging ethnic partition by modern international borders and the risks of postcolonial civil conflicts in A...
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How does diffusion of civil war battles influence conflict termination? Recent advances in civil war literature have found that battle dynamics shape conflict termination by affecting the intra-conflict bargaining between disputants. This article extends the theoretical perspective and argues that how battles diffuse matters in determining conflict...

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... In addition, Sorensen (2007) emphasized the neighborhood associations' "resilience in the face of enormous disruption throughout the twentieth century. 7 Harada et al. (2022), who used a natural experimental setting to examine the long-term implications of the Tokyo bombing, also argue that informal institutions, such as culture, norms, and customs, are a likely driver of socioeconomic developments. As a result, where local communities have survived, informal institutions are likely to survive despite rapid urbanization. ...
... In contrast to problems in spatial aggregation, spatial dependence is a property of the underlying DGP. Microdynamics of violence in civil war have been researched extensively and diffusion of violence in civil war has been documented qualitatively and quantitatively [34][35][36][37]. Different mechanisms contribute to diffusion. ...