Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
United States
Natural Resource Governance Institute
Oil, transparency, Nigeria, oil sector corruption, EITI, commodity trading, resource curse, natural resource governance, national oil companies
Media Contact

Personal Info

About Me

Corruption and governance in the oil sector.

The “Resource Curse,” and the impact of natural resource wealth on developing countries.

Oil and the political economy of Nigeria.

Transparency promotion and initiatives, including the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).

Commodity trading companies and their impact on governance.

Recent Publications

Selected publications:

“Inside NNPC Oil Sales: A Case for Reform in Nigeria.” Natural Resource Governance Institute, 2015.

“Big Spenders: Swiss Trading Companies, African Oil, and the Risks of Opacity.” Natural Resource Governance Institute, 2015.

“Does Transparency Work? The Challenges of Measurement and Effectiveness in Resource Rich Countries,” with Antoine Heuty. Yale Journal of International Affairs, 2011.

Smart Aid for African Development, co-edited with Richard Joseph. Lynne Reinner Publishers, 2008.

Media Coverage

Multiple citations in publications including:

The Financial Times

The Wall Street Journal




NPR’s Planet Money

Numerous Nigerian media outlets

Country Focus
Nigeria, other oil rich countries

Research Areas

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