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Does Appalachia have a coal curse?

Natural resources are generally thought of as beneficial for economic development. Yet, many of the regions with abundant resources do not perform well economically, that is, there seems to be a resource curse. 976 more words

Development Economics

Research Roundup

Herewith a roundup of some interesting reading.

Shale gas:

As an update on my many shale gas posts, here is the link to my Co-authored paper:  92 more words


Canada has "Dutch Disease," Bank Of America declares

Is Canada’s oil sector harming the rest of the economy? According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the evidence points to yes.

In a new report, the bank has come out squarely in favour of the “Dutch Disease” theory — the notion that Canada’s oil and gas boom has driven up the loonie to the point it’s hurting other export-dependent parts of the economy. 488 more words


El rentismo bueno y su fase control-fílica

Por Antulio Rosales

A finales de julio fui a un evento público sobre el petróleo. Me gustó mucho escuchar a alguien retomar con originalidad argumentos de las ciencias sociales venezolanas, el capitalismo rentístico de Asdrúbal Baptista y la antropología del petróleo de Rodolfo Quintero. 653 more words