The Political Economy of Oil Production in Latin America
Abstract"This paper studies the cycles of investment and expropriation in the contextof the Latin American oil sector. In particular, it provides an explanationfor the state´s difficulties in capturing the oil rents and rationalizes the tendencyof governments to periodically renege on their prior agreements pursuingthe quasi-rents. The paper does not try to provide a general proposal forthe right fiscal and contractual structure, however, as the right structure mustbe tailored to each country."
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by LACEA - LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION in its journal JOURNAL OF LACEA ECONOMIA.
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Oil industry; expropiation; invesment; taxation; Latin America;
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