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Journal Article | 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
Book Chapter | 2019

Congenitally Conjoined and Inseparable: Politics and Corruption in Nigeria

This chapter analyses political corruption in Nigeria through the trajectory of a number of scandals and their background. It underscores the resilience of political corruption in the country, where the...
Emmanuel Oladipo Ojo, Vaclav Prusa, Inge Amundsen (2019)
in Inge Amundsen (ed.): Political Corruption in Africa. Extraction and Power Preservation. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishers Ltd.
Journal Article | 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 vol. 39 no. 4 pp. 551-569
CMI Report | 2018

Can Smallholders benefit from the new market opportunities from the extractive industry in Tanzania?

The recent discovery of huge oil and gas reserves in Tanzania has created a new opportunity for economic growth and development of the country. Tanzania is expected to be one...
Sosina Bezu, Espen Villanger, Abel Alfred Kinyondo (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2018:8) 38 p.
CMI Report | 2018

Has recent political unrest affected garment exports from Bangladesh?

According to the World Bank, political unrest in Bangladesh in the first part of 2015 resulted in a loss of 1% of GDP.[1] A previous study by UNDP (2005) estimated...
Arne Wiig (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2018:02) 21 p.
Journal Article | 2017

Which Grievances Make People Support Violence against the State? Survey Evidence from the Niger Delta

Previous research has established a link between oil production and armed conflict in low- and middle-income countries. Oil-related grievances are viewed as a key variable driving resentment and antistate attitudes....
Carlo Koos (2017)
in International Interactions vol. 44 no. 3 pp. 437-462
Book | 2017

Mediatized China-Africa Relations: How Media Discourses Negotiate the Shifting of Global Order

This cutting edge book explores the role of the media in the highly disputed area of China-Africa relations, notably how various aspects of the issue have been portrayed, negotiated and...
Shubo Li (2017)
Palgrave Macmillan 236 p.
CMI Insight | 2016

Comment to CMI insight number 5: Illicit Flows and Trade Misinvoicing: Are we looking under the wrong lamppost?

This is a comment to the CMI Insight number 5, published November 2016. The Insight can be found here.  Comment byMatthew Salomon, 12 October 2016 Senior Economist, Global Financial Integrity Broad response Noting...
Matthew Salomon (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 5) 2 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2016

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

Abstract  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 (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2016:03)
CMI Brief | 2016

Non-resource taxation in a resource rich setting: A broader tax base will enhance tax compliance in Tanzania

CMI Brief December 2015 Volume 14 No.08 Huge reservoirs of natural gas have been discovered offshore the southern coast of Tanzania. The country might become a large producer of gas, and...
(2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 14 no. 8) 4 p.
CMI Brief | 2015

Non-resource taxation in a resource rich setting: A broader tax base will enhance tax compliance in Tanzania

Huge reservoirs of natural gas have been discovered offshore the southern coast of Tanzania. The country might become a large producer of gas, and a potential exporter of liquefied natural...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Cornel Jahari, Donald Mmari, Ingrid Hoem Sjursen (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 14 no. 8) 4 p.
CMI Report | 2015

We shall speak where others are silent? Fragments of an oral history of Norwegian assistance to Afghan women

Norway has a strong political commitment to promote the rights of women and their participation in public life through its development cooperation programs. A government White Paper on the subject...
Astri Suhrke (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2015:11) 36 p.
Sudan Working Paper | 2014

The social uses of livestock among pastoralists in Sudan: Food systems, stores of value, wealth, power, and authority

The impact of livestock on the economy of Sudan and its social uses within the pastoral sector are of great importance in the future development of the country. The role...
Abdel Ghaffar M. Ahmed (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:2) 22 p.
CMI Insight | 2014

Diversification of the Angolan economy

Angola has the second most concentrated economy in the world, oil representing more than 97 per cent of its exports in 2011. Concentration has increased since independence in 1975, and...
Alves da Rocha, Regina Santos, Luís Bonfim, Francisco Miguel Paulo , Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 2014:5) 6 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2014

Diversification and democracy

Does diversification of an economy improve the chances of democracy? This paper estimates the effect of export diversification on democracy levels, using data from 143 countries. The endogeneity of diversification...
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:9) 36 p.
Angola Brief | 2012

Does diversification improve institutions in resource rich countries?

Angola is the world’s second most concentrated country in terms of exports. Furthermore, concentration has increased during recent years. Angola also faces the challenge of a resource curse prevalent in...
Arne Wiig, Ivar Kolstad (2012)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 2 no. 5) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2012

If diversification is good, why don't countries diversify more? The political economy of diversification in resource- rich countries

For resource-rich countries, diversification is claimed to represent a strategy for reducing resource curse problems. This, however, depends on whether diversification has a positive effect on the country’s institutions. While...
Arne Wiig and Ivar Kolstad (2012)
in Energy Policy vol. 40 no. 1 pp. 196-203
Master's Thesis | 2011

Small Hands Should Play, Not Work: A Theoretical Analysis of Interventions in Child Labor

Twelve hours a day, 7 days a week, there are 150 million children below the age of 15 working to make the clothes we wear, the carpets on our floors...
Charlotte Ringdal (2011)
Master in Economics. Bergen: University of Bergen 102 p.
U4 Brief | 2009

Réformer la corruption de l'or noir nigérian ? Première partie : Cartographie des risques de corruption dans la gouvernance de la filière pétrole

Le pétrole domine l’économie nigériane et alimente en grande majorité les recettes publiques. Parallèlement, le Nigeria est perçu comme un des pays les plus corrompus au monde et sa filière...
Alexandra Gillies (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2009:23) 4 p.
U4 Brief | 2009

Reforming corruption out of Nigerian oil? Part one: Mapping corruption risks in oil sector governance

Oil dominates the Nigerian economy and generates the vast majority of government revenues. At the same time, Nigeria is perceived as one of the world's most corrupt countries, and significant...
Alexandra Gillies (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2009:2) 4 p.