04 April 2012

Why I blog

There are many reasons, but SM sent me a great comment on my paper on land grabs in Africa [now updated] -- a comment that not only saved me from making a few mistakes in the final version, but one that changed the bottom line result of the paper.* Thanks!

*Added to the abstract:
A comparison between 17 SSA countries with heavy "grab" activity and 27 others with lower levels of activity reveals that "grab targets" have the same or better governance and water resources, a finding that contradicts a hypothesis that these deals are harmful grabs but supports one that they are beneficial FDI. Deals called "grabs" may not be.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed the paper. I read it quite quickly. Land Grabs is not new our world, that is true.

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