Update #2

As the project progressed, my central thesis coalesced into the concept of a concessions dilemma. My paper will introduce the concept of a concessions dilemma through an analysis of Liberian concessions-based development and demonstrate how effective government oversight and responsible corporate governance, paradoxically, has the potential to fundamentally undermine the integrity and legitimacy of a weak state.  A […]

Chinese Development in Africa: Final Post

So, this is the end, but not really, since I plan to continue throughout this semester. However, I’ll go ahead and wrap this up with some reflections and what I learned. I am happy to say that this research has taught me a lot about Stata, ArcGIS, and troubleshooting data organization issues. Therefore, future projects […]

Chinese Development in Africa: Post Three

For this post, I would like to discuss the process I went through to put together my data and what I was hoping to do had there been time. I had downloaded DHS data recoded for births. This data has separate survey responses from the women interviewed for every child ever born to them. I […]