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Africa’s mineral wealth: A blessing or a curse?

No region has provided more abundant evidence in support of the resource curse theory than Africa. Countries such as Angola, the Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria have been widely used as case studies to explore the links between resource exports, conflict and poor governance. 541 more words

A Day in a Forgotten Land

We love to judge without understanding. We believe that just because it works here it MUST work everywhere. We impose our views upon others because what we believe is the right belief and as such we must inform and bring everyone to our side. 1,017 more words


Ghana discovers oil, trouble ensues

One of the curious facts about country performance is the so-called resource curse: countries that have lots of natural resources grow more slowly, on average, than those that do not. 374 more words

Global Economy

On Natural Resources and Growth

A large body of research is focused on the impact of natural resources on economic growth. A big portion of this is focused on the so called “resource curse” in resource dependent economies. 143 more words