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CMI Working Paper | 2018

Most people are not economists: Citizen preferences for corporate taxation

On what bases should corporations be taxed? This article presents evidence from a series of discrete choice experiments designed to elicit the tax preferences of ordinary citizens. We find that...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad,Ivar Kolstad,Arne Wiig (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2018:11)
Journal Article | 2018

The commitment curve: Global regulation of business and human rights

The divide between hard law and soft law approaches to global regulation of corporations in relation to human rights is partly based on empirical assumptions. Taking a step back, we...
Tori Loven Kirkebø and Malcolm Langford (2018)
in Business and Human Rights Journal vol. 3 no. 2
Book | 2018

Taxing Africa: Coercion, Reform and Development

It has long been debated whether Africa's lack of growth is best explained by the continent's exploitation by the global system, or by internal failures of domestic political leadership, and...
Mick Moore, Wilson Prichard and Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2018)
London/New York: Zed Books (African Arguments Book Series,) 216 p.
Journal Article | 2018

Rethinking access. Key methodological challenges in studying energy companies.

Understanding the role of large energy corporations in society is a crucial, yet challenging task for the social science of energy. Ethnographic methods hold potential for plying into corporations' own...
Müftüoglu IB, Knudsen S, Dale RF, Eiken O, Rajak D, Lange S (2018)
in Energy Research & Social Science
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

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 (2017)
in Oxford Development Studies
Book Chapter | 2017

The rise and fall of the mining royalty regime in Zambia

Zambia has a long history of disputed changes of the mining tax regime with damaging effects on the working relations between the Government and the mining sector. A shared assumption...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Caleb Fundanga and Lise Rakner (2017)
in Fjeldstad, Sigrid Klæboe Jacobsen, Peter Ringstad and Honest Prosper Ngowi : Lifting the veil of secrecy: Perspectives on international taxation and capital flight from Africa. Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute pp. 120-124
Book | 2017

Lifting the veil of secrecy: Perspectives on international taxation and capital flight from Africa

Several African countries are among the fastest growing economies in the world. However, capital flows to tax havens are one factor limiting the benefits of economic growth for ordinary Africans....
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Sigrid Klæboe Jacobsen, Peter Henriksen Ringstad, Honest Prosper Ngowi, Ingvild Hestad, Åse Johanne Roti Dahl (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute
U4 Brief | 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)
CMI Working Paper | 2017

Beneficial openness? Weighing the costs and benefits of financial transparency

Public financial transparency is increasingly advocated as a solution to concerns over legal tax planning by multinational corporations, and illegal tax evasion, fraud and money laundering. Caution is warranted since...
Maya Forstater (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2017:3) 36 p.
Book Chapter | 2017

Governance challenges in Tanzania’s natural gas sector: Unregulated lobbyism and uncoordinated policy

Resource discoveries often result in expectations of rapid growth, but also major concerns for increasing corruption. The resource curse literature puts a strong emphasis on the need to build capable...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Jesper Johnsøn (2017)
in Aled Williams and Philippe le Billon: Corruption, natural resources and development: from resource curse to political ecology. Edward Elgar Publishing
CMI Brief | 2016

Petro-Governance in Tanzania: Opportunities and Challenges

Recent significant natural gas discoveries have pushed Tanzania into the international spotlight as a new petroleum producer. How can the country ensure that its newfound wealth is translated into economic...
Bryan Lee, Kendra Dupuy (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 14) 4 p.
Sudan Working Paper | 2016

Corporate Social Responsibility in Islamic Economies – the Case of Sudan

Introduction Since the 1950s, there has been a growing international awareness of the need for business organizations to commit to a social role that goes beyond the sole objective of profit...
Ahmed Elhassab Omer Elhassab and Abdelmageed Mohammed Yahya (Dilling University) (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2016:1) 16 p.
CMI Brief | 2016

Local content in the Tanzanian mining sector

This brief examines the factors that have influenced local content in the Tanzanian mining sector, and some of the challenges and successes of local content initiatives in mining. Local content...
Abel Kinyondo; Siri Lange (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 3) 4 p.
CMI Brief | 2016

The rise and fall of the mining royalty regime in Zambia

Zambia has a long history of disputed changes of the mining tax regime with damaging effects on the working relations between the Government and the mining sector. A shared assumption...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Caleb Fundanga, Lise Rakner (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no.2) 4 p.
CMI Brief | 2015

Shaping the tax agenda: Public engagement, lobbying and tax reform in Tanzania

Tax reforms are no longer the exclusive domain of the International Monetary Fund, external experts, and the Ministry of Finance. Increasingly, interest groups across Africa shape the tax agenda. Business...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Prosper Ngowi, Lise Rakner (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 14 no. 5) 4 p.
CMI Report | 2015

“Whom the Lord Loveth He Chasteneth”. Corporal Punishment of Children in Kibera

This report forms part of a larger study titled Advancing the Rights of Children: Assessing the Effectiveness of Transnational Advocacy Networks for Child Rights. Norwegian-Kenyan Civil Society Partnerships Examined. It...
Arne Tostensen and Philista Onyango (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2015:6)
U4 Issue | 2015

Corruption and state-corporate crime in fisheries

This U4 Issue paper describes corruption in the fisheries sector through the lens of state-corporate crime. It presents a case study from Senegal where Russian, European and Asian fishing firms,...
André Standing (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2015:15) 25 p.
CMI Report | 2014

Rising Powers and the African Security Landscape

The last decade has witnessed a major economic expansion of China, India, Brazil and South Africa in Africa. This has mainly been driven by commercial and corporate interests, but the...
Elling N. Tjønneland (editor), Chris Alden, Anthoni van Nieuwkerk, Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Danilo Marcondes de Souza Neto (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2014:04) 90 p.
Journal Article | 2014

Community Development Requirements in Mining Laws

Since the mid-1980s, 32 countries around the world have adopted community development requirements into their mining laws, while nine countries are in the midst of doing so. This new public...
Kendra Dupuy (2014)
in The Extractive Industries and Society vol. 1 no. 2 pp. 200-215