24 Jun 2019
Seminars, 12:30 - 13:30, Anna Nussbaum Auditorium, World Trade Institute

China and the World Bank \\ Contrasting Development Approaches and Their Impact on Conflict and State Stability in Africa

Dr. Kai Gehring delivered a Brown Bag Seminar.

For PhD students: This lecture in political science is eligible as part of the PhD seminar series.

"We use georeferenced aid and conflict data to contrast the causal effect of Chinese aid in Africa with aid projects by the World Bank. Both donors do not contribute to lethal conflict, where projects in the transport and financial sector even reduce violence. One important mechanism is a reduction in lethal government violence against civilians. Further analyses using lower level violence and Afrobarometer surveys reveal important differences. The World Bank achieves higher stability and its projects also strengthen democracy. For China, higher stability is associated with more government repression and changing norms towards higher acceptance of authoritarianism."

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