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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 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 2017

Should developing countries establish petroleum funds?

Many natural resource abundant countries have established sovereign wealth funds as part of their strategy of managing the resource wealth. The paper looks into different arguments used as reasons to...
Ragnar Torvik (2017)
in The Energy Journal
Book Chapter | forthcoming 2017

Two steps forward, one step backwards: Indonesia’s winding (anti-)corruption journey

Corruption in Asia ranges from the venal rent-seeking of local officials to the million-dollar bribes received by corrupt politicians; from excessive position-related consumption to future job offers in the private...
Sofie Arjon Schütte (2017)
in Ting Gong, Ian Scott: Routledge Handbook of Corruption in Asia . London: Routledge
CMI Working Paper | Sep 2017

The Criminalisation of Rape in Pakistan

In Pakistan, the legal recognition of rape as a crime has changed in pace with the dominant narrative on women’s sexuality. The country’s most troublesome categorisation of rape was, unfortunately,...
Shehar Bano Khan and Shirin Gul (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2017:08) 24 p.
Conference Paper / Presentation | Sep 2017

Experiences with property taxation in Tanzania

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2017)
Presented at: Norad-seminar on e-Governance, Taxation and Public Registers - Opportunities and Challenges in Fragile States
CMI Brief | Sep 2017

Local Content in Tanzania’s Gas and Minerals Sectors: Who regulates?

The implementation of Tanzania’s local content policy for the petroleum and mineral sectors has been hampered by inconsistency, confusion, and un-coordinated donor interventions. There is a need to replace overlapping...
Jesse Salah Ovadia (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 16 no. 6) 4 p.
Edited Book | Sep 2017

Civil-Military Relations in Lebanon Conflict, Cohesion and Confessionalism in a Divided Society

First book to examine civil-military relations in post-Arab Spring Lebanon This volume examines Lebanon’s post-2011 security dilemmas and the tenuous civil-military relations. The Syrian civil war has strained the Lebanese Armed...
Are Knudsen and Tine Gade (2017)
Palgrave Macmillan 155 p.
Conference Paper / Presentation | Aug 2017

Gender Harms - What Can Law do About it? The case of Afghanistan

Torunn Wimpelmann (2017)
Presented at: Bergen exchanges on law and social transformation
Popular Presentation | Aug 2017

Panel on child marriage law reform in Africa

Vibeke Wang, Liv Tønnessen, Ragnhild Louise Muriaas, Satang Nabaneh, Joar Svanemyr, (2017)
Bergen Exchanges on Law and Social Transformation 21-25 August 2017
Conference Paper / Presentation | Aug 2017

The Effect of Donor Endorsements: A Survey Experiment on Quotas and Land Reform in Malawi

Lindsay Benstead, Ragnhild Muriaas, Vibeke Wang (2017)
Presented at: EADI Nordic, Bergen August 21-23, 2017
Conference Paper / Presentation | Aug 2017

Globalization and international tax justice: Are developing countries losing faith in the international tax system?

States need money to foster economic development, to provide security and meet the basic needs of their citizens. Traditionally, governments collect taxes from individuals and businesses to generate public revenue....
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2017)
Presented at: The EADI-Nordic Conference 2017 on "Globalization and international tax justice: challenges and innovations for domestic revenue mobilization in developing countries", Bergen 21-23 August 2017
Conference Paper / Presentation | Aug 2017

Elite behaviour and citizen mobilization

Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2017)
Presented at: EADI Nordic Conference, Bergen, 22 August 2017
Conference Paper / Presentation | Aug 2017

How do voters respond to information on self-serving elite behaviour? Evidence from a randomized survey experiment in Tanzania

Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2017)
Presented at: EADI Nordic Conference, Bergen, 22 August 2017
Sudan Working Paper | Aug 2017

Compensatory Livestock Thievery: A New Trend in Economic Crime In Dilling/South Kordofan State (2014–2016)

“Compensatory livestock thievery” within the greater Dilling locality in South Kordofan State (SKS) is an economic crime that was born out of a war environment. In this form of crime,...
Dr. Ahmed Elhassab, Mohammed Elhassab (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper no. SWP 2017:3) 28 p.
U4 Brief | Aug 2017

Has the EITI been successful? Reviewing evaluations of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Has the EITI been successful? Many efforts have been devoted to improving resource governance through the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. A review of 50 evaluations concludes that the EITI has...
Päivi Lujala, Siri Aas Rustad, Philippe Le Billon (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2017:5) 6 p
Conference Paper / Presentation | Jul 2017

Property tax collection in Tanzania.

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2017)
Presented at: The African Tax Institute/Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Symposium on Urbanization and Property-related Taxation. Mont Fleur, Stellenbosch, 28-30 July 2017
Conference Paper / Presentation | Jul 2017

How do voters respond to information on self-serving elite behaviour. Evidence from a randomized survey experiment in Tanzania

Arne Wiig and Ivar Kolstad (2017)
Presented at: WIDER Conference in Public Economics, Maputo 5-6 July