Natural Resources and State Fragility
AbstractThis paper provides an overview of the relationships between natural resources, governance, and economic performance. The relationships run in both directions, with re-sources potentially altering the quality of governance, and governance being particularly important for resource poor countries. Both these relationships have threshold effects; if governance quality is above a certain level, then natural resources can lead to further improvement, while, below the threshold, further deterioration may take place. Theoretical and empirical work is reviewed, the interactions between the relationships discussed, and policy implications outlined.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by European University Institute in its series RSCAS Working Papers with number 2010/36.
Date of creation: 14 Apr 2010
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Exhaustible resources ; resource curse; economic development ; revenue management;
Other versions of this item:
- Paul Collier & Anthony J Venables, 2009. "Natural Resources and State Fragility," OxCarre Working Papers 031, Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies, University of Oxford.
- Paul Collier and Anthony J. Venables, 2010. "Natural Resources and State Fragility," EUI-RSCAS Working Papers 36, European University Institute (EUI), Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies (RSCAS).
- Q32 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development
- O40 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
- O13 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
- P28 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Natural Resources; Environment
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- NEP-CIS-2010-09-03 (Confederation of Independent States)
- NEP-ENE-2010-09-03 (Energy Economics)
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