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Foreign Direct Investment and the Natural Resource Curse; what is the relationship to Economic Development, Income Inequality and Poverty? Do institutions and Good Governance matter?

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    The aim of this study is to econometrically investigate whether the Dutch Disease and Rent Seeking effects related to the Natural Resource Curse, undermine Foreign Direct Investment’s effect on Economic Development, Income Inequality and Poverty. This involves a cross-country analysis of 69 developing countries over two decades, 1970-1990

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 18254.

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    Date of creation: 13 Dec 2007
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    Keywords: Foreign Direct Investment; Natural Resource Curse; Economic Growth; Income Inequality; Poverty; Dutch Disease; Rent Seeking;

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