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Escaping the Resource Curse: Lessons from Kentucky Coal Counties

@article{Harkness2009EscapingTR,
  title={Escaping the Resource Curse: Lessons from Kentucky Coal Counties},
  author={Kristen A. Harkness},
  journal={Political Economy: Development eJournal},
  year={2009}
}
The paradox of the resource curse is a pressing concern for many of the worlds poorest states. If natural resource abundance, in and of itself, leads to negative economic and political outcomes, then the future looks grim indeed for much of the world. Yet, the oft-cited correlation between natural resources and poor development rests upon troubled empirical foundations. The measure commonly used to capture resource abundance is a complex construction prone to generating spurious results. This… 

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