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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...

Fossil fuel producers under threat

Frederick van der Ploeg.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; Economics; Technological Change; Research and Development; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Energy Economics; Environmental Economics. 9448 words.

Oil and gas producers face three threats: prolonged low oil and gas prices, tightening of climate policy and a tough budget on cumulative carbon emissions, and technological innovation...

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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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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What Can We Learn about the “Resource Curse” from Foreign Aid?

Kevin M. Morrison.

in The World Bank Research Observer

February 2012; p ublished online October 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Economic Development; International Relations and International Political Economy; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; International Finance. 8934 words.

A large body of literature has arisen in economics and political science analyzing the apparent “resource curse”—the tendency of countries with high levels of natural resources to exhibit...

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What Drives the Global “Land Rush”?

Rabah Arezki, Klaus Deininger and Harris Selod.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2015; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Economic Development; Agricultural Economics; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 11360 words.

We review evidence regarding the size and evolution of the "land rush" in the wake of the 2007–8 boom in agricultural commodity prices, and we study the determinants of foreign land...