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Resource Curse, Institutions and Non-Resource Sector

Libman, Alexander (2013): Resource Curse, Institutions and Non-Resource Sector.


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This note presents a simple model of how resource rents can affect economic growth of a region of a centralized country, where sub-national governments have no authority over resource industries. The growth effect of resources appears to be conditional on the quality of institutions in the non-resource sector. Thus, even if the sub-national government does not affect the resource sector directly,the quality of institutions set by this government still influences whether resource boom has a positive or a negative effect on the economic growth.

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