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New Directions in Transportation in Development: “The Political Economy of Transport Infrastructure: A case study from Southern Africa”

On April 8th, as part of the “New Directions in Transportation in Development” series, NYU Africa House presented a lecture by Dr. Sandra Sequiera of the London School of Economics. The lecture analyzed the political economy of investments in transport infrastructure, drawing on the experience of rebuilding transport corridors in Southern Africa. Dr. Sequiera discussed the relative importance of investments in hard and soft transport infrastructure, and how these are mediated by political interests to shape the direction of transport policies in the region.

To read Sandra Sequeria and Simeon Djankov’s paper, “An Empirical Study of Corruption in Ports,” click here.