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Sustaining Development in Mineral Economies: The Resource Curse Thesis
It is widely believed that natural mineral resources are desirable. However there is growing evidence that this may not always be the case. Indeed, it seems that natural assets can distort theExpand
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Resource Abundance and Economic Development
Since the 1960s the per capita incomes of the resource-poor countries have grown significantly faster than those of the resource-abundant countries. In fact, in recent years economic growth has beenExpand
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The political economy of resource-driven growth
Abstract In recent decades, resource-poor countries have out-performed resource-abundant ones. A stylised facts model of competitive industrialisation describes the long-run development of aExpand
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Resource-Based Industrialization: Sowing the Oil in Eight Developing Countries
  • R. Auty
  • Business, Economics
  • 26 April 1990
Part 1: country size and efficiency constraints on resource-based industrialization harnessing mineral enclaves - export base, mineral boom and RBI literature. Part 2 Potential and actual RBIExpand
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This paper speculates that a linear causal chain runs from the natural resource endowment to the landholding system, the type of political state, the choice of development strategy and economicExpand
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Industrial policy reform in six large newly industrializing countries: The resource curse thesis
Abstract All six large newly industrializing countries (NICs) in this study favored an autarkic industrial policy (AIP) in the 1950s. AIP required, however, the rapid build-up of heavy and chemicalExpand
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Natural resources, capital accumulation and the resource curse
Abstract Early concern by economists for the effect of natural capital on economic growth gave way to complacency and neglect during the nineteenth century. Evidence has emerged, however, that sinceExpand
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Political economy of resource abundant states
Natural resource-abundance tends to undermine investment efficiency whereas a resource-poor endowment places a premium on efficiency. The type of political state provides the link between the naturalExpand
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The Oil Curse
  • R. Auty
  • Political Science
  • 13 December 2011
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Sustainable Development in Mineral Economies
The mineral economies comprise approximately one-fifth of developing countries. They face special problems in achieving sustainable development, and have as a group been less successful thanExpand
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