Resources Booms and Macroeconomic Adjustments in Developing Countries

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Mamta Banu Chowdhury addresses fundamental issues of policy management in resource-based developing countries, by providing an extension of the existing Dutch Disease theory and its applications to the developing country context. economies. To date the analytical and empirical investigations of these issues have not been available. Essentially, this study will help fill this gap. long-term growth implications of related policy choices with reference to Papua New Guinea. Like many other primary commodity exporting developing economies, Papua New Guinea has experienced several short-lived export booms since the 1970s, providing an interesting case study of potential gains from resources booms and the accompanying complex problems of policy management. This study also incorporates a comparative study of resources boom and policy management issues between Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Nigeria.

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