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Journal Article | forthcoming 2020

How does information about elite tax evasion affect political participation: Experimental evidence from Tanzania

We present results of a randomized field experiment where voters in Tanzania were given information about elite use of tax havens. Information provided in a neutral form had no effect,...
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2020)
in Journal of Development Studies
Journal Article | forthcoming 2019

Too big to fault? Effects of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize on Norwegian exports to China and foreign policy

In October 2010, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel peace prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. The Chinese government responded by freezing political and economic relations with Norway, introducing...
Ivar Kolstad (2019)
in International Political Science Review
Journal Article | forthcoming 2019

Elite behaviour and citizen mobilization

This paper studies the relation between self-serving elite behaviour and citizen political participation. We use a fixed effects approach to analyze the association between portfolio investment in tax havens and...
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2019)
in European Journal of Political Research
Book | forthcoming 2019

The International Protection Alternative in Refugee Law: Treaty basis and scope of application under the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol

Under what circumstances can a state refuse refugee status to a person whose risk of persecution exists in only part of her country of origin? This book is the first...
Jessica Schultz (2019)
Brill Nijhoff vol. 14
Journal Article | forthcoming 2019

Active private sector development policies revisited: Impacts of the Ethiopian industrial cluster policy

We analyze impacts of a cluster policy aiming to increase firm growth through maximizing agglomeration benefits and improving production facilities. Firms located in a natural cluster were incentivized to move...
Tigabu Getahun and Espen Villanger (2019)
in Journal of Development Studies (forthcoming)
Book Chapter | forthcoming 2018

Legal pluralism and fragmented sovereignties: legality and illegality in Latin America

Rachel Sieder (2018)
in Rachel Sieder, Karina Ansolabehere y Tatiana Alfonso: The Handbook of Law and Society in Latin America. New York: Routledge
Edited Book | forthcoming 2018

The Handbook of Law and Society in Latin America

Rachel Sieder, Karina Ansolabehere and Tatiana Alfonso (2018)
New York: Routledge
Journal Article | forthcoming 2018

Diversification and democracy

Does diversification of an economy improve the chances of democracy? In theory, diversification may reduce elite cohesion and improve citizen outside options, making democracy more likely. This paper estimates the...
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2018)
in International Political Science Review
Journal Article | forthcoming 2018

Alternatives to local content

This paper discusses whether and to what extent resource-rich developing countries should introduce local content policies, i.e. requirements to include local inputs in petroleum extraction activities of multinational corporations. We...
Ivar Kolstad and Abel Kinyondo (2018)
in Oxford Development Studies
Journal Article | forthcoming 2018

Within-group heterogeneity and group dynamics: Analyzing exit of microcredit groups in Angola

The effect of within-group heterogeneity on the survival of social groups is theoretically ambiguous. A greater diversity of ideas, experience, and networks can have a positive effect on members’ benefits...
Ivar Kolstad, Armando J. G. Pires, Arne Wiig (2018)
in Oxford Development Studies
Newspaper Op-Ed | Nov 2018

Bankranet i Mosambik

Mosambiks president Filipe Nyusi er i disse dager på offisielt besøk til Norge. Det er grunn til å bruke dette besøket til å rette søkelyset mot bekymringsfulle politiske og økonomiske...
Aslak Jangård Orre,Helge Rønning (2018)
afrika.no 15.11.2018
Presentation/Lecture | Nov 2018

Taxing Africa: Coercion, Reform and Development: Book launch and debate

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Mick Moore and Arvinn Gadgil (2018)
7 November 2018
Conference Paper / Presentation | Nov 2018

Taxation and state building: Lessons for fragile states

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2018)
Presented at: Conference on The New Politics of Development: Fragility, Taxation and State-building
CMI Brief | Nov 2018

Love in Law – The Indian Supreme Court decides in favour of LGBT persons

On 6 September 2018, the Indian Supreme Court delivered a 493-pages-long verdict on LGBT rights and love. “Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India” is arguably one of the most...
Vikram Kolmannskog (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2018:06) 4 p.
Conference Paper / Presentation | Nov 2018

Most people are not economists: Citizen preferences for corporate taxation

Ivar Kolstad, Arne Wiig, and Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2018)
Presented at: 7th International Workshop on Domestic Revenue Mobilization, German Development Institute, Bonn, 13 November 2018
CMI Brief | Nov 2018

Comparing urban and rural poverty in Angola

This brief compares living conditions in villages in rural Malanje and shantytowns in urban Luanda and argues that while material poverty is most pronounced in Malanje, disempowerment, vulnerability and the...
Inge Tvedten, Gilson Lázaro and Eyolf Jul-Larsen (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2018:05) 4 p.
Newspaper Article | Nov 2018

Ville du gjort forretninger med Mosambiks president?

Presidenten som gjester Norge denne uka leder et land gjennomsyret av korrupsjon og nedtynget av gjeld. Folket må betale prisen, mens håpet om store gassinntekter er satt på vent. Samtidig...
Aslak Jangård Orre (2018)
Bistandsaktuelt 13.11.18
Newspaper Op-Ed | Nov 2018

Norges statsminister viser dobbeltmoral i abortstriden

Mens det forhandles om restriksjoner på norske kvinners rett til abort, ser Norge seg selv som et foregangsland internasjonalt på seksuell og reproduktiv helse. Ernas forhandlingsvilje er dobbeltmoral i praksis,...
Liv Tønnessen (2018)
Bistandsaktuelt 12.11.18
Journal Article | Nov 2018

A Good Ally - Norway and International Statebuilding in Afghanistan, 2001-2014

The article examines the findings of the Commission of Inquiry established by the Norwegian government in 2014 to evaluate all aspects of Norway’s civilian and military contribution to the international operation in...
Mats Berdal, Astri Suhrke (2018)
in Journal of Strategic Studies
Presentation/Lecture | Oct 2018

Taxing Africa: Coercion, Reform and Development. Book launch

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Mick Moore and Rhiannon McCluskey (2018)
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, Brighton 10 October 2018