About the author: Dr. Kelfala M. Kallon received his PhD in Economics from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He is currently Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Northern Colorado.
2003 0-7734-6532-4 This book’s overriding theme is that Sierra Leone’s problem of endemic corruption is due to the fact that the net benefit from corruption has been consistently positive and high throughout much of the post-independence period, and that economic analysis can offer useful insights into the problem of corruption, generally, and Sierra Leone’s problem, specifically. It follows a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing heavily on economics, history, and political science. It is directed at scholars and policy makers interested in the problem of corruption in LDCs, and its findings are applicable to other African countries and corruption studies.