Oil and International Cooperation

  title={Oil and International Cooperation},
  author={Michael L. Ross and Erik Voeten},
  journal={International Studies Quarterly},
  • M. Ross, E. Voeten
  • Published 1 March 2016
  • Economics
  • International Studies Quarterly
The more that states depend on oil exports, the less cooperative they become: they grow less likely to join intergovernmental organizations, to accept the compulsory jurisdiction of international judicial bodies, and to agree to binding arbitration for investment disputes. This pattern is robust to the use of country and year fixed effects, to alternative measures of the key variables, and to the exclusion of all countries in the Middle East. To explain this pattern, we consider the economic… 

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