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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 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

Counter-Mobilization against Child Marriage Reform in Africa

Ragnhild L. Muriaas, Liv Tønnessen, Vibeke Wang (2018)
in Political Studies
Journal Article | forthcoming 2018

The Great Escape? Converging Refugee Crises in Tyre, Lebanon

This article analyses the convergence of two refugee crises, Palestine (1948-present) and Syria (2012-present), having brought old and new refugees into close, and increasingly, conflictual contact. While the former settled...
Are John Knudsen (2018)
in Refugee Survey Quarterly no. 1
Book Chapter | forthcoming 2018


Bruce Wilson and E. Villareal (2018)
in The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, Volume I: Towards Understanding of Social and Cultural Complexity
Book Chapter | forthcoming 2018


Bruce Wilson and E. Villareal (2018)
in The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, Volume I: Towards Understanding of Social and Cultural Complexity
Journal Article | forthcoming 2017

Do Donors Reduce Bilateral Aid to Countries with Restrictive NGO Laws?: A Panel Study, 1993-2012

Foreign aid contributes to about 10% of gross domestic product of developing countries. To distribute aid in recipient countries, Western donors increasingly rely on non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Yet, since the...
Kendra Dupuy & Aseem Prakash (2017)
in Non-Profit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
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
Popular Dissemination | Nov 2017

Er Kabul trygt for retur?

Noreg har så langt i år returnert over 500 afghanarar til Kabul. Samtidig er tryggleiken forverra i heile landet, og spesielt Kabul har store sivile tap. Stortinget er delt i...
Torunn Wimpelmann, Arne Strand (2017)
Book Chapter | Nov 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
Edited Book | Oct 2017

The Social Life of Economic Inequalities in Latin America: Decades of Change

This edited volume examines how economic processes have worked upon social lives and social realities in Latin America during the past decades. Through tracing the effects of the neoliberal epoch...
Margit Ystanes and Iselin Åsedotter Strønen (2017)
(Approaches to Social Inequality and Difference)
Newspaper Op-Ed | Oct 2017

Barneekteskap må kriminaliseres

40 000 jenter under 18 år giftes bort hver dag. Solberg-regjeringen foreslår å bekjempe barneekteskap gjennom indirekte tiltak. Det er for puslete. Barneekteskap må kriminaliseres, og dette krever direkte tiltak.
Liv Tønnessen (2017)
Bistandsaktuelt 27.10.2017
U4 Practitioner Experience Note | Oct 2017

Prosecuting corruption across borders: Eurojust – Interview with Maria Schnebli

For fifteen years, Eurojust’s operational focus has been set by the European Commission’s Agendas on Security and Migration: treating terrorism, illegal immigrant smuggling and cybercrime as priorities. Corruption cases, which...
Sofie Arjon Schütte (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practitioner Experience Note no. 2017:3)
Conference Paper / Presentation | Oct 2017

Lobbying, corruption and policy influence: The role of interest groups in shaping petro- and tax policies in Tanzania

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2017)
Presented at: International symposium on "Tax and corruption: An African perspective". Organised by the University of Pretoria, University of New South Wales (UNSW), and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), Johannesburg, 3-4 October 2017
CMI Working Paper | Oct 2017

Protected tax havens: Cornering the market through international reform?

Since the year 2000, an international reform process has been underway to reduce the negative impacts of tax havens. This paper analyzes whether the reform period has favoured protected tax...
Ivar Kolstad (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2017:7) 15 p.
CMI Report | Oct 2017

Legal Reform and Women’s Rights in Lebanese Personal Status Laws

This report documents and analyzes two recent major reforms in Lebanese law whose purpose is to further gender equality for women in Lebanon: (I) the alteration of the Sunni personal...
Dima Dabbous (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2017:3) 40 p.
U4 Brief | Oct 2017

Proxy indicators for the corrupt misuse of corporations

Winners of the U4 Proxy Challenge 2016 We need more imaginative ways of addressing corruption. It is important to generate indicators that development agencies can use. U4 and DFID developed a...
Mihály Fazekas, Bence Tóth (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2017:6)