Development Policies in Natural Resource Economies

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Jörg Mayer, Brian Chambers, Ayisha Farooq
Edward Elgar, 1999 - Business & Economics - 212 pages
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'. . . this volume would also be useful reading for postgraduate students of development economics or natural resources management.' - Elizabeth Bennett, Progress in Development Studies 'The issue as to what role the exploitation of natural resources plays in stimulating or retarding economic growth in developing countries is a critical one for the first decades of the new millennium. By examining the key factors determining the development prospects of resource-based economies, this collection of essays is making an important contribution to the debate over a key paradox of our times - the failure of resource-abundant poor countries to "catch up" with the growth rates of wealthier countries.' - Edward B. Barbier, University of Wyoming, US This important book examines the factors that influence economic growth and sustainable development in countries with a significant natural resource sector. It addresses the key issue of how to make the primary sector sufficiently productive to provide for investment in both itself and other sectors of the economy.

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Natural Resource Intensity
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Managing Mineral Revenues in Botswana
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