About Me

Fred van der Kraaij

Economist, Ph.D. Specialized in economics of African countries. Focus on human rights and rule of law. Lived in West Africa for over 16 years: Liberia, Burkina Faso (former Upper Volta), Mali, Senegal; in North America (USA), and South America/Bolivia. Previously employed by the Government of Liberia, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the World Bank.
Maintains a popular website, Liberia Past and Present, and a blog, Liberian Perspectives. Tweets as @liberiapp and @FredVDKraaij.
Most recent publication: ‘Liberia: From the Love of Liberty to Paradise Lost’ (African Studies Centre, the Netherlands, 2015). Available in open access: download here