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168 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Book ChapterPolitical economy and governance
From the book: Extractive IndustriesNatural resources Extractives Political economy
Journal ArticleIntroduction to special issue on regional growth opportunities
Part of Journal Special Issue Regional Growth OpportunitiesSouth Africa Growth Transformation
Journal Special IssueRegional Growth Opportunities
This issue contains seven articles addressing the major changes underway in the integration of economies in southern Africa. This special issue is based on the UNU-WIDER project 'Regional growth and development in Southern Africa'...Growth Industrialization Natural resources
Working PaperRowing against the current: Diversification in Africa’s resource-rich economies
The exploitation of natural resources is a huge opportunity, but one that carries considerable risks. Relative prices in resource-exporting economies tend to push them towards economic structures dominated by the resource sector...Extractive industries Natural resources diversification
Journal ArticleDoes the Political Resource Curse Affect Public Finance? The Vulnerability of Tax Revenue in Resource-Dependent Countries
Part of Journal Special Issue Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Developmenttaxes Natural resources terms-of-trade shocks
Working PaperThe role of governance and international norms in managing natural resources
The governance of natural resource wealth is widely considered to constitute a key determinant in whether the extraction of natural resources proves to be a blessing or a curse...Governance Transparency Natural resources
BlogWhat role for East African hydrocarbons in the global economy post-Paris COP21?
Over the past decade significant hydrocarbon discoveries have been made across East Africa...Natural resources extractives industry Governance
Working PaperNew industrial policy and the extractive industries
Industrial policy is back. Advocates for industrial policy argue that the important question is not whether such policies should be applied at all, but how to design and implement them...Natural resources extractives industry Governance
Working PaperThe copper sector, fiscal rules, and stabilization funds in Chile: Scope and limits
Historically, Chile has been an economy dominated by mineral and agro-industrial products and subject to frequent external shocks particularly in copper prices...Fiscal policy Natural resources Wealth
Working PaperDonor-supported approaches to improving extractives governance: Lessons from Nigeria and Ghana
Donor interest in the extractives sector is based upon the premise that it represents an opportunity to improve a country’s development prospects...Oil Gas Natural resources
ProjectNatural resources, structural change, and industrial development in Africa
This project focuses on three specific areas that impact the pace of structural transformation and job creation in five emerging African natural resources economies: Ghana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.Natural resources Africa Extractive industries
Working PaperPolitical economy and governance
This paper reviews the political economy of extractive resources and the associated resources sector governance agenda...Natural resources Extractives Political economy
Working PaperNatural resources' impact on government revenues
Motivated by the fact that the taxation of natural resources is both crucial and particularly challenging for developing countries, this paper draws on a unique dataset to produce empirical evidence on two issues pertaining to the fiscal impact of oi...Taxation Oil Natural resources
Working PaperDoes the political resource curse affect public finance?: The vulnerability of tax revenue in resource-rich countries
This paper explores the extent to which government revenue is affected by external shocks, and whether these effects are different for resource-rich as compared with non-resource-rich countries...taxes Natural resources terms-of-trade shocks
Working PaperOn the mobilization of domestic resources in oil countries: The role of historical factors
This paper investigates the sources of variability in the mobilization of domestic tax revenue in oil-producing countries...Tax Natural resources History (Economics)