Deborah Brautigam

Region of Interest


Primary Country of Residence

United States of America




American University, Washington, D.C.


Mailing Address

School of International Service
American University
Washington, D.C. 20016 USA

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phone: 202-885-1696
fax: 202-885-1695


Countries of Specialization

Nigeria ; Mauritius.

Research Interests

Research and publications on China in Africa; democratic consolidation and
economic policy management; structural adjustment and industrialization
in Nigeria; governance and development; Mauritius.


Selected books:

The dragon's gift : the real story of China in Africa. Oxford; New York:
Oxford University Press, 2009.

Editor, with Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Mick Moore.
Taxation and state-building in developing countries: capacity and consent.
Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Aid dependence and governance. Stockholm: Almquist & Wiksell, 2000.

"The 'Mauritius miracle': democracy, institutions, and economic policy."
In State, conflict, and democracy in Africa. Ed. by Richard Joseph.
Boulder (Colo.) : L. Rienner, 1999. (Ch. 8.)

Chinese aid and African development: exporting green revolution.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998.

China and the Kpatawee rice project in Liberia. Liberia Working Group
papers ; no. 8. Bremen: Liberia Working Group, 1993.


democracy ; economic policy ; development ; industrialization ; governance.