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Graduate Program in International Political Economy of Resources at the
Colorado School of Mines. Heilbrunn has publications on democracy in
Africa, corruption in France, and is currently writing a book analyzing
institutional change among Africa's petroleum economies. The author
gratefully acknowledges helpful comments from Vincent Foucher, Phil
Keefer, Nic van de Walle, and the anonymous reviewers of Perspectives on