Insights / Podcast episodeJan 23, 2024

Conflict-Free or Conflict Displaced? Mine Certifications and Conflict in the Congo

Many mines in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo are controlled by armed groups that frequently engage in conflict with nearby civilians. In this episode of The Pie, Hans Christensen, Professor of Accounting in the Chicago Booth School of Business, and Samuel Chang, PhD student in Accounting, discuss what happens when mines become certified as conflict-free. Hint: It’s not what you might expect.