Sharing the Spoils: Winners and Losers in the Belt and Road Initiative in Myanmar

@article{Mark2020SharingTS,
  title={Sharing the Spoils: Winners and Losers in the Belt and Road Initiative in Myanmar},
  author={SiuSue Mark and Indra Overland and Roman Vakulchuk},
  journal={Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs},
  year={2020},
  volume={39},
  pages={381 - 404}
}
This article studies the impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on economic actors in Myanmar. It hypothesizes that the BRI has strong transformative potential, because Chinese projects are likely to transform Myanmar’s economy on different scales and influence the allocation of economic benefits and losses for different actors. The study identifies economic actors in Myanmar who are likely to be most affected by BRI projects. It also discusses how BRI-related investments could affect… 
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