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Do Oil Windfalls Improve Living Standards? Evidence from Brazil

Francesco Caselli () and Guy Michaels

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2013, vol. 5, issue 1, 208-38

Abstract: We use variation in oil output among Brazilian municipalities to investigate the effects of resource windfalls on government behavior. Oil-rich municipalities experience increases in revenues and report corresponding increases in spending on public goods and services. However, survey data and administrative records indicate that social transfers, public good provision, infrastructure, and household income increase less (if at all) than one might expect given the higher reported spending. (JEL H41, H75, I31, O13, O15, O17, O18)

JEL-codes: H41 H75 I31 O13 O15 O17 O18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
Note: DOI: 10.1257/app.5.1.208
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