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The AAEA: Ever Growing and Changing Research Challenges

Alex McCalla, Emery Castle and Vernon Eidman.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

April 2010; p ublished online April 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; International Trade; Renewable Resources and Conservation; Agricultural Economics; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 14259 words.

The changing economic conditions over the past century, along with changes in technology and developments in economic theory and quantitative methods, helped shape the profession we...

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Asymmetric Terms-of-Trade Shocks in a Monetary Union: An Application to West Africa

Benjamin Carton, Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Gilles Dufrénot and Loïc Batté.

in Journal of African Economies

November 2010; p ublished online July 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit. 9861 words.

We propose a two-country dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model of a monetary union facing asymmetric terms-of-trade shocks, calibrated on Nigeria and West African Economic and...

The Commodity Terms of Trade, Unit Roots, and Nonlinear Alternatives: A Smooth Transition Approach

Joseph V. Balagtas and Matthew T. Holt.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

February 2009; p ublished online February 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; International Trade; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Agricultural Economics. 9246 words.

This article extends the recent literature on the Prebisch-Singer hypothesis of a long-run decline in the relative prices of primary commodities. Our main innovation is testing for and...

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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...

A Dynamic Theory of Resource Wars

Daron Acemoglu, Mikhail Golosov, Aleh Tsyvinski and Pierre Yared.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

February 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; International Relations and International Political Economy; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 16983 words.

We develop a dynamic theory of resource wars and study the conditions under which such wars can be prevented. Our focus is on the interaction between the scarcity of resources and the...

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...

Global Arms Trade and Oil Dependence*

Vincenzo Bove, Claudio Deiana and Roberto Nistic�.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

May 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; International Relations and International Political Economy; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 11709 words.

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We investigate how oil dependence affects the trade of weapons between countries. We argue that oil-dependent economies have incentives to transfer...

The Growing Relationship Between China and Sub-Saharan Africa: Macroeconomic, Trade, Investment, and Aid Links

Ali Zafar.

in The World Bank Research Observer

January 2007; p ublished online April 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; International Economics; Energy Economics; International Finance; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance. 10728 words.

China's economic ascendance over the past two decades has generated ripple effects in the world economy. Its search for natural resources to satisfy the demands of industrialization has led...

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The political economy of migration policies in oil-rich Gulf countries

Halvor Mehlum and Gry Østenstad.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 8850 words.

We study the political economy of migration policies in the oil-rich and non-democratic Gulf countries where different economic groups have divergent preferences over the migration policy...

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...