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Do resource dependent regions grow slower than they should?

Alexander James and Robert G. James

Economics Letters, 2011, vol. 111, issue 3, 194-196

Abstract: A large literature documents a negative correlation between income growth and resource dependence. This correlation has been named the resource curse. We present evidence that suggests that the resource curse can be explained by a slow growing resource sector.

Keywords: Resource; dependence; Economic; growth; Resource; curse (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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