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Transparency in extractive industry commodities trading

Olle Östensson

No wp-2020-172, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: The paper reviews the debate about transparency in extractive industry commodities trade. It examines the obstacles to improved transparency. A critical review of the experience with estimating losses from a lack of transparency concludes that many of the published estimates of losses from transfer mispricing and misinvoicing suffer from methodological deficiencies and appear to be exaggerations.

Keywords: Transparency; commodity trading; Extractive industries; Conflict minerals; responsible sourcing; Transfer mispricing; misinvoicing; commodities; Trade (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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