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The Political Economy of Government Revenues in Post-Conflict Resource-Rich Africa: Liberia and Sierra Leone

Victor A.B. Davies, Sylvain Dessy

NBER Working Paper No. 18539
Issued in November 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

We gratefully acknowledge funding from the NBER Africa Project for this research. We appreciate the intellectual support of Simon Johnson, the lead co-chair of the project responsible for reviewing this research, and that of Sebastian Edwards and David Weil, the other lead co-chairs. We have benefited from comments on the paper by participants at the NBER Africa Project conference in Zanzibar, Tanzania, in August 2011. Research assistance from Alvin Johnson in Liberia, Alimamy Bangura in Sierra Leone, Francis Andriarinason and Safa Ragued from Université Laval, Canada is gratefully acknowledged. Elisa Pepe, coordinator of the project, has provided diligent and timely support. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and should not be attributed to the IMF, its Executive Board, its management, or the NBER.

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