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Conflicts, Development and Natural Resources: An Applied Game Theoretic Approach

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  • Wick, A.K.

    (Tilburg University)

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This thesis also provides a critical view on a part of preceding resource curse results, namely the negative association between resources and economic performance. Arguing that the empirical literature on the topic up until now has ignored serious econometric concerns, a different approach is offered solving some of the problems. Surprisingly, the results question the common wisdom in the field, and as such invite future research to investigate this matter further.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University in its series Open Access publications from Tilburg University with number urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-3160797.

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Length: 175
Date of creation: 2008
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Publication status: Published
Handle: RePEc:ner:tilbur:urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-3160797

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  1. Bulte, Erwin & Wick, Katharina, 2005. "Contesting Resources - Rent Seeking, Conflict and the Natural Resource Curse," Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Kiel 2005 36, Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics.
  2. Torvik, Ragnar, 2002. "Natural resources, rent seeking and welfare," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 67(2), pages 455-470, April.
  3. Wick, Katharina, 2007. "Conflict and Production: An Application to Natural Resources," Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Göttingen 2007 34, Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics.
  4. Tan, Gerald, 1983. "Export instability, export growth and GDP growth," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 12(1-2), pages 219-227.
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