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Natural Capital and the Resource Curse

Countries that are rich in natural resources such as oil, gas, or minerals often fare worse economically because of those resources. This conundrum, known as the… 611 more words

Sustainable Development

R is for RESOURCE Curse (The A2Z of Economics 18/26)

R : RESOURCE CURSE

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Black Panther is the richest superhero on earth. That is because of the abundance of Wakanda’s (the fictional country T’Challa aka Black Panther is the ruler of) Vibranium reserves – a mineral deposited into the country from a meteor strike thousands of years ago. 791 more words

Economics

What do you know of Norway? Ranked #1 on many indicators

What do you know of Norway? Ranked #1 on many indicators

Norway: a “Northern miracle” through the eyes of statistics

Note: Currently, Norway is #1 in collecting Olympic medals of all kinds in South Korea winter game… 2,198 more words

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Geo-Spatial Analysis Libya

by Alfio Cerami

 REV: 12/03/2018

This Story Map assesses the growth in prosperity shining (or “True GDP”) in Libya from 2012 to 2016.

STORY MAP GEO-SPATIAL ANALYSIS LIBYA AVAILABLE AT:  18 more words

Democratization

Lemons and the Origins of the Sicilian Mafia

This is in the Journal of Economic History:

In this article, we study the rise of the Sicilian mafia using a unique dataset from the end of the nineteenth century.

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Africa

The U.S. Is Making a Mistake by Withdrawing from the EITI

Last month, the Trump Administration announced that the United States would be withdrawing from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). The decision was not wholly unexpected, especially since the Department of the Interior… 946 more words

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