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Determinants of foreign land acquisitions in low- and middle-income countries

Jann Lay and Kerstin Nolte.

in Journal of Economic Geography

January 2018; p ublished online June 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Economic Development; Agricultural Economics; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 12267 words.

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This article analyses the determinants of growing demand for agricultural land in developing countries. We propose some determinants that are specific...

The Determinants of Migration from Sub-Saharan African Countries

Wim Naudé.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Economic Development; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Environmental Economics; Household Analysis; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 8851 words.

This paper investigates the determinants of migration from 45 Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries over the period 1965–2005. The significant determinants are armed conflict and lack of job...

The Diffusion of New Agricultural Technologies: The Case of Crossbred-Cow Technology in Tanzania

Awudu Abdulai and Wallace E. Huffman.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 2005; p ublished online August 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 8952 words.

The recent literature on agricultural technology adoption shows that diffusion of new technologies varies significantly across space and time. Furthermore, puzzles exist about why some...

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Dutch Disease or Agglomeration? The Local Economic Effects of Natural Resource Booms in Modern America

Hunt Allcott and Daniel Keniston.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2018; p ublished online July 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Manufacturing; Primary Products; Economic Development; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics. 18473 words.

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Do natural resources benefit producer economies, or is there a “Natural Resource Curse”, perhaps as the crowd-out of manufacturing productivity...

Global production networks and the extractive sector: governing resource-based development

Gavin Bridge.

in Journal of Economic Geography

May 2008; p ublished online April 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Primary Products; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Economic Development. 14456 words.

This article explores the opportunities a GPN approach provides for understanding the network configurations and regional development impacts associated with extractive industries. The...

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Growth theory and ‘green growth’

Sjak Smulders, Michael Toman and Cees Withagen.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2014; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Technological Change; Research and Development; Renewable Resources and Conservation; Energy Economics; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 12529 words.

The relatively new and still amorphous concept of ‘green growth’ can be understood as a call for balancing longer-term investments in sustaining environmental wealth with nearer-term income...

Large mining enterprises and regional development in Chile: between the enclave and cluster

Martín Arias, Miguel Atienza and Jan Cademartori.

in Journal of Economic Geography

January 2014; p ublished online May 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regional Government Analysis; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Economic Development. 10599 words.

Various regions have recently proposed the creation of clusters around large-scale mining. However, until the 1980s, mining regions were predominantly considered productive enclaves. This...

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Leader behaviour and the natural resource curse

Francesco Caselli and Tom Cunningham.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Economic Development. 9320 words.

We discuss political economy mechanisms which can explain the resource curse, in which an increase in the size of resource rents causes a decrease in the economy's; total value added. We...

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Mineral resources and conflicts in DRC: a case of ecological fallacy?

Jean-François Maystadt, Giacomo De Luca, Petros G. Sekeris and John Ulimwengu.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2014; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Economic Development. 10484 words.

We estimate the impact of geo-located mining concessions on the number of conflict events recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo between 1997 and 2007. Instrumenting the variable...

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The Natural Resource Curse and Fiscal Decentralization

Fidel Perez-Sebastian and Ohad Raveh.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

January 2016; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Economics; Economic Development; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 10213 words.

Natural resource abundance is a blessing for some countries, but a curse for others. We show that differences across countries in the degree of fiscal decentralization can contribute to...

Natural resources and violent conflict: resource abundance, dependence, and the onset of civil wars

Christa N. Brunnschweiler and Erwin H. Bulte.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Economic History; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Economic Development. 9748 words.

In this paper we examine the claim that natural resources invite civil conflict, and challenge the main stylized facts in this literature. We find that the conventional measure of resource...

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Peak oil and energy policy—a critique

Dieter Helm.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Energy Economics; Industry Studies; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Economic Development. 12502 words.

Energy policy has frequently been based upon assumptions about future oil prices. At the end of the 1970s it was assumed oil prices would continue to rise. Now a similar assumption pervades...

Protecting forests, biodiversity, and the climate: predicting policy impact to improve policy choice

Alexander Pfaff and Juan Robalino.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Renewable Resources and Conservation; Development Planning and Policy; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Economic Development. 7631 words.

Policies must balance forest conservation’s local costs with its benefits—local to global—in terms of biodiversity, the mitigation of climate change, and other eco-services such as water...

Resource Funds: Stabilising, Parking, and Inter-generational Transfer

Anthony J. Venables and Samuel E. Wills.

in Journal of African Economies

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; International Finance; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; National Budget, Deficit, and Debt; Economic Development; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 9815 words.

The paper explores strategies for managing revenue from natural resources, focusing on the balance between domestic and foreign asset accumulation. It suggests that domestic asset...

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Should Countries Invest Resource Revenues Abroad When Demands for Public Infrastructure Are Pressing at Home? The Dilemma of Sovereign Wealth Funds in Sub-Saharan Africa

Joe Amoako-Tuffour.

in Journal of African Economies

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; International Finance; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; Economic Development; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 8447 words.

Setting aside some resource revenues for future generations is not controversial. So is the need to set aside some of the revenues as fiscal buffers against the risk of uncertain revenue...

Sovereign Wealth Funds and Natural Resource Management in Africa

Samuel E. Wills, Lemma W. Senbet and Witness Simbanegavi.

in Journal of African Economies

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; International Finance; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; Corporate Governance; Corporate Regulation; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; National Budget, Deficit, and Debt; Publicly Provided Goods; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economic Development; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 8386 words.

Non-renewable resources dominate nearly one quarter of the world's economies. Over half of these economies are developing, with many in Africa. Managing resource revenues is one of the most...

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A study in development by dispossession

Amit Bhaduri.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2018; p ublished online June 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Aggregative Models; Particular Labour Markets; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 7062 words.

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The paper analyses corporate-led jobless growth propelled by development-induced displacement caused by land acquisition by the State. It shows as its...

Volatility and the natural resource curse

Frederick van der Ploeg and Steven Poelhekke.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General; Financial Institutions and Services; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Single Equation Models; Single Variables; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance. 10908 words.

We provide cross-country evidence that rejects the traditional interpretation of the natural resource curse. First, growth depends negatively on volatility of unanticipated output growth...

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War Signals: A Theory of Trade, Trust, and Conflict

Dominic Rohner, Mathias Thoenig and Fabrizio Zilibotti.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Economic Development; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 18303 words.

We construct a theory of persistent civil conflicts, where persistence is driven by the endogenous dynamics of inter-ethnic trust and trade. In times of peace, agents belonging to two...

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Wealth and sustainability

Kirk Hamilton and John Hartwick.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Economic Development. 8760 words.

For economists in 1974, it was a live question whether the exhaustion of natural resources, such as oil, would necessarily lead to the decline of economic activity. Solow showed that...