The Economics of Natural Resource Extraction: A Primer for Development Economists
AbstractAs developing countries become major consumers of the global supply of commercial energy, it is essential to understand the determinants of future energy prices. At the same time, many developing countries are relying on exports of their own natural resources - tropical hardwoods, oil, tin, gold, and other minerals - to generate badly needed foreign exchange. Government policies influence how much of a resource is extracted today and how much is saved for the future. Flawed policies needlessly waste precious national wealth. Copyright 1995 by Oxford University Press.
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Volume (Year): 10 (1995)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
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