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Event | 14 May 2012
How does the strategic interaction between modern law and customs work? How poor are the poor? These are among the questions that will be discussed in the Bergen Seminar in Development Economics.
Event | 9 Sep 2011
World food prices are fluctuating, and have on average increased during the last years. What shall we expect in the long run? Economist Stein T. Holden from UMB and geographer Peter Andersen from UiB discuss these issues with a focus on local knowledge and technological opportunities.
News | 23 Jul 2010
With the report UNPAID DEBT, ECOS calls upon the oil companies Lundin Petroleum from Sweden, Petronas from Malaysia and Austria's OMV and their home governments to account for the injustices suffered by the victims of the oil wars in Block 5A.
News | 11 May 2016
In October 2010, Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel peace prize. New research from CMI shows that the Chinese sanctions had a substantial negative effect on Norwegian direct exports to China. In addition, an analysis of Norway’s voting pattern in the UN suggests that Chinese sanctions may have been effective in changing Norway’s position on human rights issues. The potential consequences are chilling.
News | 30 Jan 2014
Since 2002, the Angolan government has invested 55 billion dollars in rebuilding the country's infrastructure. Angola has also rebuilt the once bustling Benguela railway all the way from the port of Lobito to neighbouring countries of DR Congo and Zambia. -The efforts to rebuild and strengthen the transport sector are crucial to development and economic growth in Angola as well as for the region, says Ana Duarte and Regina Santos.
Event | 15 Mar 2016
Kaushik Basu is an Indian economist and academic who is Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist of the World Bank. In the Chr. Michelsen lecture he will discuss the normative properties of shared prosperity and the implications for actual policymaking, especially in the presence of globalization.
News | 27 Nov 2008
Hilde K.Kjøstvedt has won a PhD scholarship at CMI. Her PhD-project will focus on women in Islamic civil society organisations in the occupied Palestinian West Bank.
Event | 15 Jun 2007
What is the extent and impact of corruption in infrastructure in developing countries? Charles J. Kenny is a development economist and a senior researcher at the World Bank.
Project | Jan 2001 - Dec 2003
Since the mid-1990s a telecommunications revolution has taken place in Ghana. The telecom sector has been privatized, the fixed line network has been ...
Report in External Series | Nov 2017
This report is an integrated political economy analysis of Nepal. The main finding is that economic growth and poverty reduction have been steady in Nepal ...
From "Enemies of the Revolution" to Unfulfilled Ideal: Private Industrial Entrepreneurs in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Book Chapter | Sep 2012
Private sector industrial entrepreneurs are usually perceived as “victims” of the Iranian revolution. This reading has been shaped by events ...
U4 Issue | Jan 2011
This paper attempts to clarify the links between illicit financial flows and corruption, and how corruption may be tackled by stemming such flows. ...
international drivers of corruption, illicit financial flows
Sudan Report | May 2009
The ongoing international financial crisis has forced experts, economists, politicians, and decision-makers to assess what is happening and seek to understand ...
News | 17 Jun 2014
Nepal consists of more than 100 different castes and ethnic groups. A recent social inclusion survey reveals deep social exclusion, discrimination and immense differences between the different groups. Will Nepal succeed in lifting the poorest castes and ethnic groups in the country out of poverty using inclusive policies?
News | 14 Jun 2012
There is political will to strengthen the tax system in Angola. If properly designed and implemented, the new tax system can improve the efficiency and responsiveness of the public sector. One of the main challenges, however, will be to convince the citizens of Angola about the value of paying taxes. This will require not only reforms, but a major cultural shift.
News | 30 Mar 2006
UN estimates that 20 million are held in bonded labor. Several economic analyses assert that bonded laborers accept these contracts voluntarily, which could imply that a ban would make such laborers worse off. In his new CMI Working Paper, Espen VIllanger questions the voluntariness of bonded labor.
Economist working on violence against women, job creation and private sector development and poverty reduction.
Poverty, violence, jobs, entrepreneurship, gender, labour markets, foreign aid, development assistance, Africa: Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Sudan, Uganda, Namibia., Asia: Nepal
Journal Article | Mar 2019
Exchange asymmetries in individual decision-making have attracted substantial attention from economists since Thaler (1980) referred to the phenomenon ...
Exchange asymmetry, Endowment effect, Loss aversion, Factor markets, Productive assets, Field experiment
Shadow Value Chains: Tracing the link between corruption, illicit activity and lootable natural resources from West Africa
U4 Issue | Jun 2017
Illicit natural resource trade continues to benefit corrupt officials, criminal and terrorist networks and to divert resources away from development, ...
natural resource management, Sierra Leone, Mali, Nigeria, Liberia, natural resources, development, security, shadow value chains, value chains
Book | Jan 2016
It was possible for this volume to come together in a few months only because of previous efforts of long-time colleagues in my research on the Nuba Mountains, ...
Nuba Mountains, Sudan, South Sudan