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Are African leaders misusing Chinese development finance? The price of country ownership

Dreher, Axel, Fuchs, Andreas, Hodler, Roland, Parks, Bradley, Raschky, Paul and Tierney, Michael (2015) Are African leaders misusing Chinese development finance? The price of country ownership. International Growth Centre Blog (18 Aug 2015). Website.

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Abstract

In a 2012 blog post, MIT’s Daron Acemoglu and Harvard’s James Robinson call attention to a “fancy school” built in a small village in Sierra Leone and financed by Chinese development aid. They ask a pointed question: “Why would anyone want to build a wonderful school in the middle of what Africans call ‘the bush’?” As Acemoglu and Robinson explain, “Yoni is the home village of Sierra Leone’s president, Ernest Bai Koroma.”

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.theigc.org/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: International Growth Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Sets: Research centres and groups > International Growth Centre (IGC)
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 09:35
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2019 00:40
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/81865

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