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The Resource Curse and its Potential Reversal
Stockholm University.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
SITE, Stockholm School of Economics, and IZA.
2012 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Several recent papers suggest that the negative association between natural resource intensity and economic growth can be reversed if institutional quality is high enough. We try to understand this result in more detail by decomposing the resource measure, using alternative measures of both resources and institutions, and by studying different time periods. While an institutional reversal is present in many specifications, only ores and metals interacted with the ICRG measure of institutional quality consistently have a negative growth effect but a positive interaction that turns the curse around when institutions are good enough.

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Uppsala: Uppsala University, Department of Economics , 2012. , 46 p.
Working paper / Department of Economics, Uppsala University (Online), ISSN 1653-6975 ; 2012:17
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Natural Resources, Minerals, Fuels, Resource Curse, Property Rights, Institutions, Economic Growth, Development
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-184521OAI: diva2:565684
Available from: 2012-11-08 Created: 2012-11-08 Last updated: 2012-11-08Bibliographically approved

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