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Understanding the resource curse (or blessing) across national and regional scales: Theory, empirical challenges and an application

Fleming, David A.; Measham, Tom; Paredes, Dusan


The relationship between resource extraction activity and economic growth has been widely studied in the literature, and the resource curse hypotheses emerged as a theory to explain the effects of resource windfalls on national economies. However, within countries, resource booms and busts can have distinctive effects across local economies, as extractive regions face particular economic consequences unlikely to be observed in non resource regions. Empirically, most studies analysing the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8489.12118


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