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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
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

Counter-mobilization against child marriage reform in Africa

Legislating a minimum age of marriage at 18 has stirred counter-mobilization in some, but not all, countries where religious or traditional institutions enjoy constitutional authority. To explore differences between states...
Ragnhild L. Muriaas, Liv Tønnessen, Vibeke Wang (2018)
in Political Studies
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
Journal Article | forthcoming 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
Blog post | Sep 2018

GLD Blog: Do Donor Endorsements Help or Hurt?

In Malawi, Western donors' advocacy of women's rights actually reduces support for women's rights among most male groups, but the impact depends on the type of gender right being advocated.International...
Lindsay Benstead, Portland State University, Ragnhild Muriaas, University of Bergen, Vibeke Wang, Chr. Michelsens Institutt (2018)
(GLD Blog)
Sudan Brief | Sep 2018

Interventions for the abandonment of child marriage in Sudan

Child marriage is legal, and accepted, throughout Sudan and the country has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. This brief examines interventions against child marriage...
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Brief 2018:03) 4 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | Sep 2018

Besteuerung und Kapitalflucht aus Afrika: Die Steuervermeidungsindustrie [The tax avoidance industry: facilitators of capital flight from Africa]

To combat the global problems of tax evasion, corruption and money laundering, it is vital to understand the essential role tax havens play as providers of secrecy. This requires knowledge...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2018)
Afrika-bulletin 171 Entwicklungspolitische Zeitschrift des Afrika-Komitees Basel Sept/Okt 2018
Sudan Brief | Sep 2018

Child marriage and education in Eastern Sudan

A new understanding that educating girls' does not constrain their marriage potential is emerging in eastern Sudan. Girls who continue their education and their families are role models who challenge...
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Brief no. 2018:01) 4 p.
Journal Article | Sep 2018

Will REDD+ safeguards mitigate corruption? Qualitative evidence from Southeast Asia

High levels of faith and finance have been invested in REDD+ as a promising global climate change mitigation policy. Since its inception in 2007, corruption has been viewed as a...
Aled Williams, Kendra Dupuy (2018)
in The Journal of Development Studies
Conference Paper / Presentation | Aug 2018

Who is knowledgeable about a nationwide women's political rights campaign? Political knowledge, gender and lineage systems in Malawi

Vibeke Wang, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Lindsay Benstead, Portland State University, Boniface Dulani, Chancellor College, University of Malawi, Ragnhild Muriaas, University of Bergen, Lise Rakner, University of Bergen (2018)
Presented at: The meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, August 30-September 2.
Conference Paper / Presentation | Aug 2018

The Role of Time and Money in Political Recruitment: A Comparative Study of Women's Entry into Politics in Cabo Verde and Ghana

Gretchen Bauer, University of Delaware, Ragnhild L. Muriaas, University of Bergen and Vibeke Wang, Chr. Michelsen Instute (2018)
Presented at: The meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, August 30-September 2.
CMI Insight | Aug 2018

Property owners’ knowledge and attitudes towards property taxation in Tanzania

Property taxation (PT) is high on the political agenda in Tanzania and considered a cornerstone of the Government’s efforts to strengthen broad based direct taxation. Because it is visible to...
Merima Ali, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Lucas Katera (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2018:01) 12 p.
Conference Paper / Presentation | Aug 2018

Tax policy preferences, efficiency and inequality considerations. Experimental evidence from Tanzania

Ivar Kolstad, Arne Wiig, and Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2018)
Presented at: European Consortium for Political Research General Conference, Hamburg University, 23 August 2018