Economics at your fingertips  

The Resource Curse Hypothesis Revisited: Evidence from Asian Economies

Hiroyuki Taguchi and Ni Lar

Bulletin of Applied Economics, 2016, vol. 3, issue 2, 31-42

Abstract: This article examines the applicability of resource curse hypothesis focusing on Asian economies for two different phases for 1980-1995 and for 1995-2014. Its analytical contribution is to trace two kinds of crowding-out logics behind the resource curse: the Dutch Disease logic for resource abundance to crowd out manufacturing activities, and the non-Hartwick-rule logic to crowd out savings and investment, by conducting the statistical tests of Granger causality and impulse responses under vector auto-regression estimation. The empirical outcomes identified the existence of the Dutch Disease in 1980- 1995, but not in 1995-2014, and also represented some approach toward the Hartwickrule in 1995-2014, but not in 1980-1995. Thus, the resource curse hypothesis does not fit with the recent Asian economies. One of the interpretations on the transformation of the resource effects from a curse to a blessing could come from the improvement of institutional quality and the progress in policy efforts in the recent Asian economies.

Keywords: Resource curse; Asian economies; crowding-out; Dutch Disease; Hartwick rule and institutional quality. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F43 O11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (6) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) ... nload=attachment.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this article

Bulletin of Applied Economics is currently edited by Eleftherios Spyromitros

More articles in Bulletin of Applied Economics from Risk Market Journals
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Eleftherios Spyromitros-Xioufis ().

Page updated 2023-02-06
Handle: RePEc:rmk:rmkbae:v:3:y:2016:i:2:p:31-42