Does Information Break the Political Resource Curse? Experimental Evidence from Mozambique

@inproceedings{Armand2019DoesIB,
  title={Does Information Break the Political Resource Curse? Experimental Evidence from Mozambique},
  author={Alex Armand and Alexander Coutts and Pedro Vicente and Ine{\`I}‚s Vilela},
  year={2019}
}
The political resource curse is the idea that natural resources can lead to the deterioration of public policies through corruption and rent-seeking by those closest to political power. One prominent consequence is the emergence of conflict. This paper takes this theory to the data for the case of Mozambique, where a substantial discovery of natural gas recently took place. Focusing on the anticipation of a resource boom and the behavior of local political structures and communities, a large… CONTINUE READING

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