Book Chapter
Short-Run Models of Contrasting Natural Resource Endowments

This chapter examines the links between natural resources, economic growth, and economic policy using a short-run theoretical macroeconomic model of a small open economy endowed with a natural resource exporting sector. It considers the short-run effects of resource booms, devaluation, and a consumption tax on the non-traded good. Typologies are developed, distinguishing between the East Asian (diffuse resource-rich) and Latin American (point-source linkages) cases.