JOHN MUKUM MBAKU

BRADY PRESIDENTIAL DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS

John M. Mbaku


CONTACT


PHONE801.626.7442

EMAIL: jmbaku@weber.edu

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Department of Economics
Weber State University
1337 Edvalson Street, Dept. 3807
Ogden, UT 84408–3807

CV: John Mukum Mbaku CV


ABOUT


John Mukum Mbaku is a Brady Presidential Distinguished professor of economics and John S. Hinckley Fellow at Weber State University. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and an attorney and counselor at law, licensed to practice in the Supreme Court of the State of Utah and the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah.

He received his PhD in economics from the University of Georgia and his JD in law and graduate certificate in natural resources and environmental law from the S. J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. He is a resource person for the Kenya-based African Economic Research Consortium.

His research interests are in public choice, constitutional political economy, sustainable development, law and development, international human rights, intellectual property, rights of indigenous groups, trade integration and institutional reforms in Africa.

Mbaku is the author of Corruption in Africa: Causes, Consequences, and Cleanups (Lexington Books, 2010) and (with Mwangi S. Kimenyi) of Governing the Nile River Basin: The Search for a New Legal Regime (The Brookings Institution Press, 2015) and Protecting Minority Rights in African Countries: A Constitutional Political Economy Approach (Edward Elgar, 2018).

On May 22, 2017, John Mukum Mbaku, was admitted and qualified as an Attorney and Counsellor of the Supreme Court of the United States.

At Weber State University, John Mukum Mbaku teaches courses in principles of economics, intermediate microeconomics, international trade, business calculus, and economic development. He also works with international students and helps them adjust to college life in the United States. Professor Mbaku also engages with community groups and helps them understand issues such as globalization, outsourcing, and immigration and how they affect economic activities in the United States. Professor Mbaku also visits local schools to talk to students about the U.S. constitution, constitutionalism and the rule of law in the United States and other countries. He is a consultant to several domestic and international news organizations, as well as multilateral organizations (e.g., the African Development Bank), on governance issues in Africa and has appeared on several domestic and international news programs to discuss elections, corruption, and other governance-related issues in Africa.  


BAR ADMISSIONS


  • United States Supreme Court—Admitted 2017
  • United States Federal District Court for the District of Utah—Admitted 2011
  • Utah State Bar—Admitted 2011

Member, American Bar Association


EDUCATION


JD, Law and graduate certificate in natural resources and environmental law - S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, 2010

Ph.D., Economics - University of Georgia, 1985

MIBS, International business - University of South Carolina

BS, Chemistry - Berry College, 1977


AWARDS


  • 1992 Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Weber State University
  • 1994 Named Outstanding Faculty Member by Graduating Economics Class of 1994, Weber State University
  • 1998 Cecil B. Currey Book Length Publications Award for the study of developing societies for my book titled Institutions and Reform in Africa: The Public Choice Perspective (Praeger, 1997), Association of Third World Studies, Inc.
  • 2000 John S. Hinckley Fellow Faculty Award for excellence in exemplary teaching, outstanding scholarship, and extraordinary service
  • 2009 CALI: Excellence for the Future Award in International Law, SJ Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
  • 2009 CALI: Excellence for the Future Award in Environmental Law, SJ Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
  • 2009 Stephen Pierre Traynor Outstanding Legal Writing Award
  • 2010 First Prize Winner of the Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition in Copyright Law (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers)
  • 2012 Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor of Economics, Weber State University

HOBBIES


Traveling, with particular interest in former European colonies in Africa and the Caribbean. Photography, with specific emphasis on artifacts of European colonialism—for example, while in Northeast France in summer 2016, Professor Mbaku visited and took pictures of the place where the liberator of Haïti, François Dominique Toussaint Louverture, was imprisoned and died on April 7, 1803. General Louverture was imprisoned at Fort-de-Joux in the Doubs Department, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region of France.


LANGUAGES


English
French
Moghamo


WEB & SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS


The Brookings Institution

Linkedin

Google Scholar Citations


PUBLICATIONS


BOOKS

  1. John Mukum Mbaku, Institutions and Reform in Africa: The Public Choice Perspective (Westport, CT: Praeger, 1997) (Cecil B. Currey Award winner).
  2. John Mukum Mbaku and Mwangi S. Kimenyi (eds.), Institutions and Collective Choice in Developing Countries: Applications of the Theory of Public Choice (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 1999).
  3. John Mukum Mbaku and Julius O. Ihonvbere, Multiparty Democracy and Political Change: Constraints to Democratization in Africa (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 1998).
  4. John Mukum Mbaku (ed.), Corruption and the Crisis of Institutional Reforms in Africa (New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1998).
  5. John Mukum Mbaku (ed.), Preparing Africa for the Twenty-First Century: Strategies for Peaceful Coexistence and Sustainable Development (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 1999).
  6. John Mukum Mbaku, Bureaucratic and Political Corruption in Africa: The Public Choice Perspective (Malabar, FL: Krieger, 2000).
  7. John Mukum Mbaku, Pita Ogaba Agbese and Mwangi S. Kimenyi (eds.), Ethnicity and Governance in the Third World (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2001).
  8. John Mukum Mbaku and Julius O. Ihonvbere (eds.), The Transition to Democratic Governance in Africa: The Continuing Struggle (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003).
  9. John Mukum Mbaku and Julius O. Ihonvbere (eds.), Political Liberalization and Democratization in Africa: Lessons from Country Experiences (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003).
  10. John Mukum Mbaku, Mwangi S. Kimenyi and Ngure Mwaniki (eds.), Restarting and Sustaining Economic Growth and Development in Africa: The Case of Kenya (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2003).
  11. John Mukum Mbaku and Suresh Chandra Saxena (eds.), Africa at the Crossroads: Between Regionalism and Globalization (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004).
  12. John Mukum Mbaku and Joseph Takougang (eds.), The Leadership Challenge in Africa: Cameroon under Paul Biya (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2004).
  13. John Mukum Mbaku, Institutions and Development in Africa (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2004).
  14. John Mukum Mbaku, Culture and Customs of Cameroon (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2005).
  15. John Mukum Mbaku and Julius O. Ihonvbere (eds.), Multiparty Democracy and Political Change: Constraints to Democratization in Africa (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2006)—This book was published in 1998 by Ashgate (UK). It has been revised, updated and a new chapter added.
  16. John Mukum Mbaku, Corruption in Africa: Causes, Consequences and Cleanups (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007). Paper edition released in 2010.
  17. John Mukum Mbaku & Mwangi S. Kimenyi, Governing the Nile River Basin: The Search for a New Legal Regime (Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution Press, 2015).
  18. John Mukum Mbaku, Protecting Minority Rights in African Countries: A Constitutional Political Economy Approach (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2018).


CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

  1. John Mukum Mbaku, Effective Constitutional Discourse as an Important First Step to Democratization in Africa, in Democracy and Democratization in Africa: Towards the 21st Century (E. Ike Udogu ed., Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1996).
  2. John Mukum Mbaku, Corruption and Rent Seeking, in The Political Dimension of Economic Growth (S. Borner and M. Paldam eds., London: Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press, 1998).
  3. John Mukum Mbaku, Foreword: Leadership for the Twenty-First Century, Learning from the Past, in African Political Leadership: Jomo Kenyatta, Kwame Nkrumah and Julius K. Nyerere (A. B. Assensoh ed., Malabar, FL: Krieger, 1998).
  4. John Mukum Mbaku, Introduction, in Corruption and the Crisis of Institutional Reforms in Africa (John Mukum Mbaku ed., New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1998).
  5. John Mukum Mbaku, Corruption as an Important Post-Independence Institution in Africa, in Corruption and the Crisis of Institutional Reforms in Africa (John Mukum Mbaku ed., New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1998).
  6. John Mukum Mbaku, Bureaucratic and Political Corruption in Africa, in Corruption and the Crisis of Institutional Reforms in Africa (John Mukum Mbaku ed., New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1998).
  7. John Mukum Mbaku, Bureaucratic Corruption in Africa: The Futility of Cleanups, in Corruption and the Crisis of Institutional Reforms in Africa (John Mukum Mbaku ed., New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1998).
  8. John Mukum Mbaku, Assessing the Future of Corruption in Africa: Suggestions for Further Investigation, in Corruption and the Crisis of Institutional Reforms in Africa (John Mukum Mbaku ed., New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1998).
  9. John Mukum Mbaku and Mwangi S. Kimenyi, General Introduction, in Institutions and Collective Choice in Developing Countries: Applications of the Theory of Public Choice (Mwangi S. Kimenyi and John Mukum Mbaku eds., Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 1999).
  10. John Mukum Mbaku, General Introduction, in Preparing Africa for the Twenty-First Century: Strategies for Peaceful Coexistence and Sustainable Development (John Mukum Mbaku ed., Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 1999).
  11. John Mukum Mbaku, A Balance Sheet of Structural Adjustment in Africa: Towards a Sustainable Development Agenda, in Preparing Africa for the Twenty-First Century: Strategies for Peaceful Coexistence and Sustainable Development (John Mukum Mbaku ed., Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 1999).
  12. John Mukum Mbaku, Making the State Relevant to African Societies, in Preparing Africa for the Twenty-First Century: Strategies for Peaceful Coexistence and Sustainable Development (John Mukum Mbaku ed., Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 1999).
  13. John Mukum Mbaku, Conclusions: Looking Forward to the New Century, in Preparing Africa for the Twenty-First Century: Strategies for Peaceful Coexistence and Sustainable Development (John Mukum Mbaku ed., Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 1999).
  14. John Mukum Mbaku, Democratization and the Crisis of Policy Reforms in Developing Countries, in Institutions and Collective Choice in Developing Countries: Applications of the Theory of Public Choice (Mwangi S. Kimenyi and John Mukum Mbaku eds., Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 1999).
  15. John Mukum Mbaku and Mwangi S. Kimenyi, Conclusion and Recommendations for Further Investigation, in Institutions and Collective Choice in Developing Countries: Applications of the Theory of Public Choice (Mwangi S. Kimenyi and John Mukum Mbaku eds., Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 1999).
  16. John Mukum Mbaku, Controlling Corruption in Africa: A Public Choice Perspective, in Corruption and Development in Africa: Lessons from Country Case-Studies (Kempe Ronald Hope, Sr. and Bornwell C. Chikulo eds., London: Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press, 2000).
  17. John Mukum Mbaku, Pita Ogaba Agbese and Mwangi S. Kimenyi, General Introduction, in Ethnicity and Governance in the Third World (John Mukum Mbaku, Pita Ogaba Agbese and Mwangi S. Kimenyi eds., Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2001).
  18. John Mukum Mbaku, Ethnicity, Constitutionalism, and Governance in Africa, in Ethnicity and Governance in the Third World (John Mukum Mbaku, Pita Ogaba Agbese and Mwangi S. Kimenyi eds., Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2001).
  19. John Mukum Mbaku, The State and Indigenous Entrepreneurship in Post-Independence Africa, in Black Business and Economic Power (Alusine Jalloh and Toyin Falola eds., Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2002).
  20. John Mukum Mbaku, Corruption in Africa, in Ghana in Africa and the World: Essays in Honor of Adu Boahen (Toyin Falola ed., Trenton, NJ: Africa World Presss, 2003).
  21. John Mukum Mbaku, Corruption and Economic Development, in African Economic Development (Emmanuel Nnadozie ed., New York: Academic Press, 2003).
  22. John Mukum Mbaku and Mwangi S. Kimenyi, Rent Seeking and Economic Growth in Developing Countries, in Contemporary Economic Issues in Developing Countries (John Baffoe-Bonnie ed., Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003).
  23. John Mukum Mbaku, Corruption Control in Developing Societies: Lessons from Public Choice, in Contemporary Economic Issues in Developing Countries (John Baffoe-Bonnie ed., Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003).
  24. John Mukum Mbaku, Property Rights and Sustainable Environmental Management, in Africa: Volume 5, Contemporary Africa (Toyin Falola ed., Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2003).
  25. John Mukum Mbaku, Corruption, in Africa: Volume 5, Contemporary Africa (Toyin Falola ed., Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2003).
  26. John Mukum Mbaku, Ideologies and the Failure of Economic Development in Africa, in Africa: Volume 5, Contemporary Africa (Toyin Falola ed., Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2003).
  27. John Mukum Mbaku and Julius O. Ihonvbere, Introduction: Establishing Generalities and Specificities in Africa’s Struggle for Democracy and Development, in Political Liberalization and Democratization in Africa: Lessons from Country Experiences (Julius O. Ihonvbere and John Mukum Mbaku eds., Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003).
  28. John Mukum Mbaku, The Transition to Democratic Governance in Africa: Learning from Past Failures, in Political Liberalization and Democratization in Africa: Lessons from Country Experiences (Julius O. Ihonvbere and John Mukum Mbaku eds., Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003).
  29. John Mukum Mbaku and Julius O. Ihonvbere, Introduction: Issues in Africa’s Political Adjustment in the “New” Global Era, in The Transition to Democratic Governance in Africa: The Continuing Struggle (John Mukum Mbaku and Julius O. Ihonvbere eds., Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003).
  30. John Mukum Mbaku, Constitutionalism and the Transition to Democratic Governance in Africa, in The Transition to Democratic Governance in Africa: The Continuing Struggle (John Mukum Mbaku and Julius O. Ihonvbere eds., Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003).
  31. John Mukum Mbaku, Property Rights and Environmental Sustainability, in The Transition to Democratic Governance in Africa: The Continuing Struggle (John Mukum Mbaku and Julius O. Ihonvbere eds., Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003).
  32. John Mukum Mbaku, Julius O. Ihonvbere and Joseph Takougang, The Opportunities and Limitations of Opposition Politics in Africa: The SDF and Opposition Alliances, in The Transition to Democratic Governance in Africa: The Continuing Struggle (John Mukum Mbaku and Julius O. Ihonvbere eds., Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003).
  33. John Mukum Mbaku and Julius O. Ihonvbere, Africa in the Twenty-First Century: Globalization and the Opportunities, in The Transition to Democratic Governance in Africa: The Continuing Struggle (John Mukum Mbaku and Julius O. Ihonvbere eds., Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003).
  34. John Mukum Mbaku, Mwangi S. Kimenyi and Ngure Mwaniki, General Introduction, in Restarting Economic Growth and Development in Africa: The Case of Kenya (Mwangi S. Kimenyi, John Mukum Mbaku and Ngure Mwaniki eds., Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2003).
  35. John Mukum Mbaku and Mwangi S. Kimenyi, Institutions and Economic Growth, in Restarting Economic Growth and Development in Africa: The Case of Kenya (Mwangi S. Kimenyi, John Mukum Mbaku and Ngure Mwaniki eds., Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2003).
  36. John Mukum Mbaku and Suresh Chandra Saxena, Africa at the Crossrods, in Africa at the Crossroads: Between Regionalism and Globalization (John Mukum Mbaku and Suresh Chandra Saxena eds., Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004).
  37. John Mukum Mbaku, Fighting Poverty and Deprivation in Africa: The Continuing Struggle, in Africa at the Crossroads: Between Regionalism and Globalization (John Mukum Mbaku and Suresh Chandra Saxena eds., Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004).
  38. John Mukum Mbaku and Nicodemus Fru Awasom, Cameroon, in Teen Life in Africa (Toyin Falola ed., Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2004).
  39. John Mukum Mbaku and Joseph Takougang, General Introduction: Biya and the Promise of a Better Society, in The Leadership Challenge in Africa: Cameroon under Paul Biya (John Mukum Mbaku and Joseph Takougang eds., Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2004).
  40. John Mukum Mbaku, Economic Dependence in Cameroon: SAPs and the Bretton Woods Institutions, in The Leadership Challenge in Africa: Cameroon under Paul Biya (John Mukum Mbaku and Joseph Takougang eds., Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2004).
  41. John Mukum Mbaku, Preparing Cameroon for the New Millennium, in The Leadership Challenge in Africa: Cameroon under Paul Biya (John Mukum Mbaku and Joseph Takougang eds., Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2004).
  42. John Mukum Mbaku and Mwangi S. Kimenyi, Ethnicity, Institutions and Governance in Africa, in Devolution and Development: Governance Prospects in Decentralizing States (Mwangi S. Kimenyi and Patrick Meagher eds., Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2004).
  43. John Mukum Mbaku, Public Choice Theory as a Normative Framework for Sustainable Development in Africa, in Sustainable Development in Africa: A Multifaceted Approach (Okechukwu Ukaga and Osita G. Afoaku eds., Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2005).
  44. John Mukum Mbaku and Mwangi S. Kimenyi, Rent Seeking and Policing in Colonial Africa, in  The Dark Webs: Perspectives on Colonialism in Africa (Toyin Falola ed., Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2005).
  45. John Mukum Mbaku and Julius O. Ihonvbere, General Introduction, in Multiparty Democracy and Political Change: Constraints to Democratization in Africa (John Mukum Mbaku and Julius O. Ihonvbere eds., Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2006).
  46. John Mukum Mbaku, Bureaucratic Corruption and the Crisis of Institutional Reforms in Africa, in Multiparty Democracy and Political Change: Constraints to Democratization in Africa (John Mukum Mbaku and Julius O. Ihonvbere eds., Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2006).
  47. John Mukum Mbaku and Julius O. Ihonvbere, Assessing the Future of Democracy in Africa: Internal and External Challenges, in Multiparty Democracy and Political Change: Constraints to Democratization in Africa (John Mukum Mbaku and Julius O. Ihonvbere eds., Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2006).
  48. John Mukum Mbaku, Postscript, in Multiparty Democracy and Political Change: Constraints to Democratization in Africa (John Mukum Mbaku and Julius O. Ihonvbere eds., Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2006).
  49. John Mukum Mbaku, Governance and Poverty Alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa, in Governance and Pro-Poor Growth in sub-Saharan Africa: Seminar Papers—Senior Policy Seminar VIII (AERC eds., Nairobi, Kenya: African Economic Research Consortium, 2006).
  50. John Mukum Mbaku, Governance and Poverty Alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa, in Governance and Pro-Poor Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (African Economic Research Consortium, ed., Nairobi, Kenya: AERC, 2007).
  51. John Mukum Mbaku, The African Debt Crisis and the New Globalization, in Africa and the New Globalization (George Klay Kieh, Jr. ed., Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2007).
  52. John Mukum Mbaku, The Environment and the New Globalization in Africa, in Africa and the New Globalization (George Klay Kieh, Jr. ed., Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2007).
  53. John Mukum Mbaku, Economic Development in Africa, in Africa and the Third Millennium (George Klay Kieh, Jr. ed., Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2007).
  54. John Mukum Mbaku, Institutionen, Unternehmertum und Wirtschaftswachstrum in Afrika, in Chancen Des Wachstums: Globale Perpektiven für den Wolhstand von morgen (Beatrice Weder di Mauro ed., Frankfurt/New York: Campus Verlag, 2008).
  55. John Mukum Mbaku, Corruption and Sustainable Development in Africa, in The State in Africa: Issues & Prospects (George Klay Kieh, Jr. and Pita Ogaba Agbese eds., Ibadan, Nigeria: Kraft Books, Ltd., 2008)
  56. John Mukum Mbaku, Constitutionalism and Governance in Africa, in Socio-Political Scaffolding and the Construction of Change: Constitutionalism and Democratic Governance in Africa (Kelechi A. Kalu and Peyi Soyinka-Airewele eds., Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2009).
  57. John Mukum Mbaku, Confronting Pervasive Corruption in Africa: The Issues and the Challenges, in African Mosaic: Political, Social, Economic and Technological Development in the New Millennium (E. Ike Udogu and A. B. Zack-Williams eds., Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009).
  58. John Mukum Mbaku, Institutions and Poverty Alleviation in Africa, in Emergent Themes and Methods in African Studies: Essays in Honor of Adiele E. Afigbo (Toyin Falola and Adam Paddock eds., Trenton, NJ: African World Press, 2009).
  59. John Mukum Mbaku, Constitutionalism and the Origins of African Civil Conflicts, in Territoriality, Citizenship and Peacebuilding: Perspectives on Challenges to Peace in Africa (Kelechi A. Kalu, Ufo O. Uzodike, David Kraybill & John Moolakkauttu eds., London: Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd., 2013).
  60. John Mukum Mbaku, The Political Economy of U.S.-Africa Security Relations, in United States-Africa Security Relations: Terrorism, Regional Security and National Interests (Kelechi A. Kalu & Pita Ogaba Agbese eds., New York: Routledge, 2014).
  61. John Mukum Mbaku, The State and Cameroon’s Stalled Transition to Democratic Governance, in Reconstructing the Authoritarian State in Africa (George Klay Kieh, Jr. & Pita Ogaba Agbese eds., London & New York: Routledge, 2014).
  62. John Mukum Mbaku, Fighting Poverty and Improving Human Development in Africa: Opportunities for U.S. Engagement, in U.S.-Africa Relations: From Clinton to Obama (Cassandra Rachel Veney ed., Lanham, MD & Plymouth, UK: Lexington Books).
  63. John Mukum Mbaku, The Challenge of Corruption Control in Africa, in Imagining the United States of Africa (E. Ike Udogu ed., Lanham, MD & Plymouth, UK: Lexington Books, 2015).
  64. John Mukum Mbaku & Mwangi S. Kimenyi, Rents and Development Failure in Africa, in Companion to the Political Economy of Rent Seeking (Roger D. Congleton and Arye L. Hillman eds., Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2015).
  65. John Mukum Mbaku, Cameroon, Republic of (République du Cameroun), in Africa: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society (Toyin Falola & Daniel Jean-Jacques eds., Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2015).
  66. John Mukum Mbaku, Confronting Police Corruption in Developing Societies: The Role of the Rule of Law, in Police Corruption and Police Reforms in Developing Societies (Kempe Ronald Hope, Sr. ed., New York: CRC Press, 2016).
  67. John Mukum Mbaku, Africa and Global Financial Institutions, in The Palgrave Handbook of African Colonial and Postcolonial History (Martin Shanguhyia and Toyin Falola eds., 2018).

PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES & LAW JOURNAL ARTICLES
  1. John Mukum Mbaku, International Law and the Fight Against Bureaucratic Corruption in Africa, 33 Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law 662 (2016).
  2. John Mukum Mbaku, Judicial Independence, Constitutionalism and Governance in Cameroon: Lessons from French Constitutional Practice, 1 European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance (2014).
  3. John Mukum Mbaku, The Rule of Law and Poverty Eradication in Africa, 13 African and Asian Studies 530 (2014).
  4. John Mukum Mbaku, Evaluating Poverty Elimination: Boosting Entrepreneurship in Africa, 35 Harvard International Review 72 (2013).
  5. John Mukum Mbaku, Providing a Foundation for Wealth Creation and Development in Africa: The Role of the Rule of Law, 38 Brooklyn Journal of International Law 959 (2013).
  6. John Mukum Mbaku, What Should Africans Expect from Their Constitutions?, 41 Denver Journal of International Law and Policy 149 (2013).
  7. John Mukum Mbaku & Zhuolin Yu, Information Communication Technologies, Transparency and Governance in China, 30 International Journal on World Peace 1 (2013).
  8. John Mukum Mbaku, Enhancing Africa’s Fight Against Corruption: The Role of International Law, 3 The Global Business Law Review 9 (2012).
  9. John Mukum Mbaku, Copyright and Democratization in Africa, 7 International Law & Management Review 51 (2011).
  10. John Mukum Mbaku, Mwangi S. Kimenyi and Nelipher Moyo, Reconstituting Africa’s Failed States: The Case of Somalia, 77 Social Research: An International Quarterly 1339 (2010).
  11. John Mukum Mbaku, The International Dimension of Africa’s Struggle Against Corruption, 10 Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law 35 (2010).
  12. John Mukum Mbaku, Constitutionalism and Governance in Liberia: Where is the Love of Liberty that Brought African-Americans to the West African Coast in 1820?, 35 Liberian Studies Journal 55 (2010).
  13. John Mukum Mbaku, The Public Right to Float Through Private Property in Utah: Conatser v. Johnson, 29 Journal of Land, Resources & Environmental Law 201 (2009).
  14. John Mukum Mbaku, Corruption in Africa—Part 1, 7 History Compass 1269 (2009).
  15. John Mukum Mbaku, Corruption in Africa—Part 2, 7 History Compass 1416 (2009).
  16. John Mukum Mbaku, Corruption Cleanups in Africa: Lessons from Public Choice Theory, 43 Journal of Asian and African Studies 427 (2008).
  17. John Mukum Mbaku, Institutions and Poverty Alleviation in Africa, 6 African and Asian Studies 107 (2007)
  18. John Mukum Mbaku, Democratization and the Constitutional Imperative, Global Dialogue 48 (2004).
  19. John Mukum Mbaku, Constitutionalism and Governance in Africa, 6 West Africa Review (2004), at  http://www.africaknowledgeproject.org/index.php/war/issue/view/31.
  20. John Mukum Mbaku, NEPAD and Prospects for Development in Africa in the New Millennium, 41 International Studies 387 (2004).
  21. John Mukum Mbaku, Entrenching Economic Freedom in Africa, 23 Cato Journal 217 (2003).
  22. John Mukum Mbaku, Cameroon’s Stalled Transition to Democratic Governance: Lessons for Africa’s New Democrats, 1 African and Asian Studies 125 (2002).
  23. John Mukum Mbaku, Fighting Poverty and Deprivation in Africa: The Continuing Struggle, 13 Global Focus 213 (2001).
  24. John Mukum Mbaku, Appropriate Institutional Environment for Development in Twenty-First Century Africa, 40 Africa Quarterly (New Delhi) 7 (2000).
  25. John Mukum Mbaku, Governance, Wealth Creation and Development in Africa: The Challenges and Prospects, 4 Africa Studies Quarterly (2000), at http://www.africa.ufl.edu/asq/v4/v4i2a3.pdf.
  26. John Mukum Mbaku, Minority Rights in Plural Societies, 490 Seminar: The Monthly Symposium (2000), at http://www.india-seminar.com/2000/490/490%20mbaku.htm.
  27. John Mukum Mbaku, Property Rights and the Exploration of Africa’s Environmental Resources: Preparing for the New Century, 11 Global Focus 77 (1999).
  28. John Mukum Mbaku, The Relevance of the State in African Development: Preparing for the New Century, 34 Journal of Asian and African Studies 298 (1999).
  29. John Mukum Mbaku, Preparing the Third World for the New Century, 16 Journal of Third World Studies 13 (1999).
  30. John Mukum Mbaku, Corruption Cleanups in Developing Societies: The Public Choice Perspective, 22 International Journal of Public Administration 309 (1999).
  31. John Mukum Mbaku, Political Opportunism and Policy Reform in Africa: The Case of Cameroon, 30 Politics Administration and Change 1 (1998).
  32. John Mukum Mbaku, Constitutional Discourse and the Development of Structures for Sustainable Development, 22 Journal for Studies in Economics and Econometrics 1 (1998).
  33. John Mukum Mbaku, Improving African Participation in the Global Economy: The Role of Economic Freedom, 10 Business & The Contemporary World 297 (1998).
  34.  John Mukum Mbaku, Constitutional Engineering and the Transition to Democracy in post-Cold War Africa, 2 The Independent Review 501 (Oakland, California) (1998).
  35. John Mukum Mbaku, Constitutions and Constitutional Discourse in Africa: Developing Institutional Structures for Peaceful Coexistence, 45 Civilisations 229 (1998).
  36. John Mukum Mbaku, Constitutional Federalism and Policy Reform in Cameroon: Lessons for Africa, 1 Makerere Political Science Review (1997).
  37. John Mukum Mbaku and Mwangi S. Kimenyi, Macroeconomic Determinants of Growth: Further Evidence on the Role of Economic Freedom, 22 Journal of Economic Development 119 (1997).
  38. John Mukum Mbaku, Inequality in Income Distribution and Economic Development: Evidence Using Alternative Measures of Development, 22 Journal of Economic Development 57 (1997).
  39. John Mukum Mbaku, Africa in the Post-Cold War Era: Three Strategies for Survival, 32 Journal of Asian and African Studies 223 (1997).
  40. John Mukum Mbaku, Bureaucratic Corruption and the Crisis of Institutional Reforms in Africa, 8 Business & The Contemporary World 145 (1996).
  41. John Mukum Mbaku, Africa Then and Now: The Continuing Struggle for Peaceful Coexistence, 52 India Quarterly: A Journal of International Affairs 115 (1996).
  42. John Mukum Mbaku, Bureaucratic Corruption: The Futility of Cleanups, 16 Cato Journal 99 (1996).
  43.   John Mukum Mbaku, Effective Constitutional Discourse as a First Step to Democratization in Africa, 31 Journal of Asian and African Studies 39 (1996).
  44. John Mukum Mbaku and Mwangi S. Kimenyi, Barriers to Economic and Political Reform in Africa, 1 The Independent Review (Nairobi) 7 (1996).
  45. John Mukum Mbaku and Mwangi S. Kimenyi, Rents, Military Elites, and Political Democracy, 11 European Journal of Political Economy 699 (1995).
  46. John Mukum Mbaku and Mwangi S. Kimenyi, Rent Seeking and Policing in Colonial Africa, 8 The Indian Journal of Social Science 277 (1995).
  47. John Mukum Mbaku, Post-Independence Opportunism and Democratization in Africa, 20 The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies 405 (1995).
  48. John Mukum Mbaku, Preparing Africa for the Twenty-First Century: Lessons from Constitutional Economics, 6 Constitutional Political Economy 139 (1995).
  49. John Mukum Mbaku and Mwangi S. Kimenyi, Female Headship, Feminization of Poverty and Welfare, 62 Southern Economic Journal 44 (1995).
  50. John Mukum Mbaku, Military Intervention in African Politics: Lessons from Public Choice, 41 Konjunkturpolitik 268 (Berlin) (1995).
  51. John Mukum Mbaku, Democracy in Africa: Rent Seeking as a Constraint on Policy Reform, 41 The Australian Journal of Politics & History 205 (1995).
  52. John Mukum Mbaku, Changing Global Trade Patterns and the Further Marginalization of Africa, 7 Business & The Contemporary World 77 (1995).
  53. John Mukum Mbaku and Mwangi S. Kimenyi, Democratization in Africa: The Continuing Struggle, 32 Coexistence 119 (1995).
  54. John Mukum Mbaku, Emerging Trade Blocs and the Future of African Participation in the World Economy, 10 Journal of Economic Integration 141 (1995).
  55. John Mukum Mbaku, Africa After More Than Thirty Years of Independence: Still Poor and Deprived, 11 Journal of Third World Studies 13 (1994).
  56. John Mukum Mbaku, Military Coups as Rent-Seeking Behavior, 22 Journal of Political and Military Sociology 241 (1994).
  57.  John Mukum Mbaku, V. N. R. Murthy and V. Ukpolo, Foreign Aid and Economic Growth in Cameroon: Evidence from Cointegration Tests, 1 Applied Economics Letters 161 (UK) (1994).
  58. John Mukum Mbaku, Democratization Strategies for Africa, 3 Internationales Afrikaforum 274 (Köln) (1994).
  59. John Mukum Mbaku, The Political Economy of Development: An Empirical Analysis of the Effects of the Institutional Framework on Economic Development, 29 Studies in Comparative International Development 3 (1994).
  60. John Mukum Mbaku, Bureaucratic Corruption and Policy Reform in Africa, 19 The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies 149 (1994).
  61. John Mukum Mbaku, Foreign Aid and Economic Growth in Cameroon: A Reply, 1 Applied Economics Letters 55 (1994).
  62. John Mukum Mbaku, The Institutional Framework and Public Finance in Developing Countries, 3 Savings and Development 319 (Milan) (1993).
  63. John Mukum Mbaku and Mwangi S. Kimenyi, Rent Seeking and Institutional Stability in Developing Countries, 77 Public Choice 385 (1993).
  64. John Mukum Mbaku, Foreign Aid and Economic Growth in Cameroon, 15 Applied Economics 1309  (London).
  65. John Mukum Mbaku, Institutional Instability and Economic Growth in sub-Saharan Africa, 40 International Review of Business and Economics 741 (Milan) (1993).
  66. John Mukum Mbaku, Markets and the Economic Origins of Apartheid in South Africa, 6 Indian Journal of Social Science 139 (1993).
  67. John Mukum Mbaku, Political Democracy, Military Expenditures and Economic Growth in Africa, 12 Scandinavian Journal of Development Alternatives 49 (1993).
  68. John Mukum Mbaku, Regime Change and the Growth of Government in Africa: An Analysis of Political Succession in Cameroon, 11 Economia Delle Scelte Pubbliche [Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice] 29 (Rome) (1993).
  69.  John Mukum Mbaku, An Analysis of the Quality of Life in Post-Independence sub-Saharan Africa: Prospects for the Future, 4 International Third World Studies Journal and Review 70 (1992).
  70. John Mukum Mbaku, Tina Brush, Michael Curley, and J. Park, Assessment of Export Market Awareness and Export Capabilities of Small Firms, 25 Arkansas Business and Economic Review 10 (1992).
  71. John Mukum Mbaku, Political Democracy and the Prospects for Development in post-Cold War Africa, 17 The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies 345 (1992).
  72. John Mukum Mbaku, The Economic Origins of Political Dictatorship in Africa, 53 Indian Journal of Political Science 1 (1992).
  73. John Mukum Mbaku, Determinants of Mortality Rates Among Blacks and Whites in the United States: Evidence from the State of Georgia, 37 Journal of Social and Behavioral Studies 13 (1992).
  74. John Mukum Mbaku and Mwangi S. Kimenyi, Dependency and Economic Development in sub-Saharan Africa, 17 Journal of Economic Development 43 (1992).
  75. John Mukum Mbaku, Bureaucratic Corruption as Rent-Seeking Behavior, 38 Konjunkturpolitik 247 (Berlin) (1992).
  76. John Mukum Mbaku, Political Democracy, Military Size, and Income Inequality, 53 Indian Journal of Political Science 1 (1992).
  77. John Mukum Mbaku, Political Instability and Economic Development in sub-Saharan Africa: Further Evidence, 20 The Review of Black Political Economy 39 (1992).
  78.  John Mukum Mbaku, Political Violence and Economic Development in sub-Saharan Africa, 25 Indian Journal of Politics 27 (1991).
  79. John Mukum Mbaku, Direct Foreign Investment and Political Violence in Africa, 25 Asian and African Studies 253 (Haifa) (1991).
  80. John Mukum Mbaku, Debt and Human Development in Africa, 10 Scandinavian Journal of Development Alternatives 37 (1991).
  81. John Mukum Mbaku, State Control, Economic Planning and Competition Among Interest Groups for Government Transfers in Africa, 16 Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies 181 (1991).
  82. John Mukum Mbaku, Property Rights, European Colonialism, and Rent Seeking in Africa, 8 European Studies Journal 25 (Cedar Falls, Iowa) (1991).
  83. John Mukum Mbaku, Property Rights and Rent Seeking in South Africa, 11 Cato Journal 135 (1991).
  84. John Mukum Mbaku, Military Expenditures and Bureaucratic Competition for Rents, 71 Public Choice 19 (1991).
  85. John Mukum Mbaku, Foreign Aid and Economic Development in Africa: Some Recent Evidence, 2 International Third World Studies Journal and Review 391 (1990).
  86. John Mukum Mbaku, Political Instability, Flows of Foreign Development Assistance, Domestic Savings and Economic Growth in sub-Saharan Africa, 24 Asian and African Studies 137 (Haifa) (1990).
  87. John Mukum Mbaku, Does Fiscal Expansion Contribute to Political Instability in Africa? Some Empirical Evidence, 7 Economia Delle Scelte Pubbliche [Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice]159 (Rome) (1989).
  88. John Mukum Mbaku, Export Growth and Economic Performance in Developing Countries: Further Evidence from Africa, 14 Journal of Economic Development 127 (1989).
  89. John Mukum Mbaku and Chris Paul, Political Instability in Africa: A Rent-Seeking Approach, 63 Public Choice 63 (1989).
  90. John Mukum Mbaku, Patterns and Levels of Life in Sahel West Africa Since the 1960s, 19 Africa Insight 38 (1989).
  91. John Mukum Mbaku and David R. Kamerschen, Integration and Economic Development in sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of the Customs and Economic Union of Central African States (UDEAC), 1965-1985, 7 Journal of Contemporary African Studies 3 (1988).
  92. John Mukum Mbaku, Political Instability and Economic Development in sub-Saharan Africa: Some Recent Evidence, 17 The Review of Black Political Economy 89 (1988).
  93. John Mukum Mbaku, David R. Kamerschen and Charles D. DeLorme, Jr., Land and Labor Problems in the German Colony of Kamerun, 1994-1914, 5 Journal of Third World Studies (1988).
  94. John Mukum Mbaku, The State and Economic Growth and Development in Africa, 4 Journal of Third World Studies 49 (1987).
  95. John Mukum Mbaku, Charles D. DeLorme, Jr. and David R. Kamerschen, Rent Seeking in the Cameroon Economy, 45 The American Journal of Economics and Sociology 413 (1986).