The Perils and Pitfalls of Matching War Deaths Across Lists: Part 1

I argued in an earlier post that matching deaths across lists is a nontrivial exercise that involves a lot of judgement and that, therefore, needs to be done transparently.  Here is the promised follow up post which I do jointly with Josh Dougherty of Iraq Body Count.  In fact, we’ll make this into another multi-part … Continue reading The Perils and Pitfalls of Matching War Deaths Across Lists: Part 1

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Important New Violent Death Estimates for the War in Peru with Implications Beyond just Peru: Part 6

This is the latest installment in a series that considers the statistical report done for the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), Silvio Rendon’s critique of this statistical report and a reply to Rendon from Daniel Manrique Vallier and Patrick Ball (MVB) who worked on the TRC statistical report.  The present post continues to discuss the MVB reply. (Note … Continue reading Important New Violent Death Estimates for the War in Peru with Implications Beyond just Peru: Part 6

Important New Violent Death Estimates for the War in Peru with Implications Beyond just Peru: Part 5

I'll start this post by reacting to some interesting comments to part 4 of this series which was, you may be surprised to learn,  preceded by part 1, part 2 and part 3.  I'll assume that readers have some familiarity with these posts but I'll also try to go slowly and remind readers of things … Continue reading Important New Violent Death Estimates for the War in Peru with Implications Beyond just Peru: Part 5

Important New Violent Death Estimates for the War in Peru with Implications Beyond just Peru: Part 4

This is the fourth post in a series on the statistical report of the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) , the critique of that report published by Sylvio Rendon, the reply to Rendon from two authors of the statistical report and, eventually, Rendon's rejoinder which has not yet been published.  My earlier posts are … Continue reading Important New Violent Death Estimates for the War in Peru with Implications Beyond just Peru: Part 4