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Economic Inequality and HIV in Malawi
Chinese aid and local ethnic identification
Recent empirical evidence suggests that Chinese development finance may be particularly prone to elite capture and patronage spending. If aid ends up in the pockets of political elites and their ethno-regional networks, ...
Foreign aid and structural transformation: Micro-level evidence from Uganda
History tells us that sustained economic growth, necessary to alleviate poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, requires growth in the fundamentals, such as infrastructure and human capital, but also structural transformation, i.e., ...
Corruption along ethnic lines: A study of individual corruption experiences in 17 African countries
While a growing literature relates macro variation in corruption to ethnic divisions, existing studies have paid little attention to the possible existence of systematic micro variation in corruption along ethnic lines. ...
Essays on Economic Behaviour: HIV/AIDS, Schooling, and Inequality
Paper 1: Economic Inequality and HIV in Malawi To analyze if the spread of HIV is related to economic inequality we estimate multilevel models of the individual probability of HIV infection among young Malawian women. We ...
Clientelism and ethnic division
Abstract: In light of the empirical evidence on clientelism and ethno-regional favouritism in African politics, the present paper examines the relationship between ethnic divisions and clientelism. Specifically, we ask ...
Essays on institutions and economic outcomes
A Black Utopia? Social Stratification in Nineteenth-Century Colonial Sierra Leone
In the present dissertation, social stratification in colonial Sierra Leone is discussed, with the aim of providing novel evidence on the association between ideals, institutions and inequality. The case study of Sierra ...
Chinese aid and local corruption
Considering the mounting criticisms concerning Chinese aid practices, the present paper investigates whether Chinese aid projects fuel local-level corruption in Africa. To this end, we geographically match a new geo-referenced ...
Racing to the bottom? Chinese development projects and trade union involvement in Africa
Chinese firms operating in Africa are often accused of violating international labour standards and not adhering with national labour laws. Considering China’s tendency to maintain control over development projects throughout ...