Terrorism Risk Concern in Europe

Published on 1 June 2010

We explore whether differences of terrorism risk perception across all European countries reflect their underlying differences in terrorism risk, which we decompose into a long term and innovation component. We employ longitudinal country-level data on terrorism risk concern and our modeling approach is motivated by the Bayesian framework. We conclude that the observed risk perception variation is significantly explained by the long term terrorism countries face, while the cyclical part of terrorism activity does not affect risk perception.


Published as Economics of Security Working Paper 37 and in Economics Letters Volume 112, Issue 2

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Drakos, K. and Müller, C.
Economics Letters, volume 112, issue 2


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