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Natural Resources and Institutional Development

Wiens, David


Recent work on the resource curse argues that the effect of resource wealth on development outcomes is a conditional one: resource-dependent countries with low-quality institutions are vulnerable to a resource curse, while resource-dependent countries with high-quality institutions are not. But extant models neglect the ways in which the inflow of resource revenue impacts the institutional environment itself. In this paper, I present a formal model to show that where domestic institutions do...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Theoretical Politics
DOI: 10.1177/0951629813493835


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