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Trade in mineral resources

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  • Davis, Graham A.

This paper provides a review of current thinking on the economics of international trade in mineral resources. I first define what is meant by trade in mineral resources. I then discuss patterns of trade in mineral resources. The paper then moves on to the five topics requested by the World Trade Organization: theoretical and empirical literature on international trade in minerals; trade impacts of mineral abundance and the resource curse; the political economy of mineral trade in resource-abundant states; non-economic considerations associated with strategic mineral resources; and the impact of domestic market structure and regulation on production and trade in minerals.

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Paper provided by World Trade Organization (WTO), Economic Research and Statistics Division in its series WTO Staff Working Papers with number ERSD-2010-01.

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Date of creation: 2010
Handle: RePEc:zbw:wtowps:ersd201001
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