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Nicolas van de Walle

Nicolas van de Walle is the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and the Director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University, and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development. He has published widely on democratization issues as well as on the politics of economic reform and on the effectiveness of foreign aid, with a special focus on Africa. His many publications include his most recent book, African Economies and the Politics of Permanent Crisis, 1979-1999 (Cambridge University Press, 2001).