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    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    Herndon : World Bank Publications
    Format: 1 online resource (414 pages)
    ISBN: 9780821365465 , 9780821365458
    Content: This volume studies the role of natural resources in development and economic diversification. It brings together a variety of analytical perspectives, ranging from econometric analyses of economic growth to historical studies of successful development experiences in countries with abundant natural resources.
    Content: Cover -- Title Page -- Contents -- Latin American Development Forum Series -- Foreword -- Notes -- About the Contributors -- Abbreviations -- CHAPTER 1 Neither Curse nor Destiny: Introduction to Natural Resources and Development -- Introduction -- Are Natural Resources a Curse? Econometric Evidence -- Are Natural Resources a Curse? Lessons from History -- Are Natural Resources Destiny? -- Notes -- References -- PART 1 Are Natural Resources a Curse? Econometric Evidence -- CHAPTER 2 Trade Structure and Growth -- Introduction -- Trade Variables and Growth -- Natural Resource Abundance -- Export Concentration -- Intra-Industry Trade -- Estimation Techniques -- Estimation and Results -- Data -- Natural Resource Abundance -- Export Concentration -- Intra-Industry trade -- Conclusions -- Annex -- Notes -- References -- CHAPTER 3 Resource Curse or Debt Overhang? -- Introduction -- The Problems of Estimating the "Resource Curse" -- A Reestimation -- A Panel Estimation -- Growth in the Nonresource Sector -- Dividing Resources by Origin -- New Dimensions of the "Curse" -- First Candidates -- Credit Constraints and Debt Overhang -- Conclusions -- Annex A: Robustness Check -- Annex B: Description of the Data -- Notes -- References -- CHAPTER 4 The Relative Richness of the Poor? Natural Resources, Human Capital, and Economic Growth -- Introduction -- Human Capital and Natural Resources: Scandinavia vs. Latin America -- The Model -- Empirical Evidence -- Existing Literature -- Empirical Methodology and Results -- Conclusion -- Annex: Data -- Notes -- References -- PART 2 Are Natural Resources a Curse? Lessons from History -- CHAPTER 5 Prebisch-Singer Redux -- Motivation -- The Prebisch-Singer Hypothesis -- How Important Are Commodity Prices for Developing Countries? -- Determinants of Commodity Prices: What Explains the Relative Price of Primary Commodities?.
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    Language: English
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