The Missing Dimension of the Political Resource Curse Debate

  title={The Missing Dimension of the Political Resource Curse Debate},
  author={Ranjit Lall},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  pages={1291 - 1324}
  • R. Lall
  • Published 1 September 2017
  • Sociology
  • Comparative Political Studies
Given the methodological sophistication of the debate over the “political resource curse”—the purported negative relationship between natural resource wealth (in particular oil wealth) and democracy—it is surprising that scholars have not paid more attention to the basic statistical issue of how to deal with missing data. This article highlights the problems caused by the most common strategy for analyzing missing data in the political resource curse literature—listwise deletion—and… 

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