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Mineral Rents and the Financing of Social Policy


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Introduction: Blessing or Curse? K.Hujo PART I: THEMATIC ISSUES Development and Growth in Resource-Dependent Countries; T.Gylfason Economic Policy in Mineral-Rich Countries; S.Asfaha Social Policy and State Revenues in Mineral-Rich Contexts; L.Hinojosa, A.Bebbington & A.Barrientos Institutional Change and State Capacity; E.Dietsche PART II: CASE STUDIES Mineral Rents and Social Development in Norway; H.Mehlum, K.Moene & R.Torvik Mineral Rents and Social Development in Chile; J.Guajardo B. Mineral Wealth, Development and Social Policy in Indonesia; W.Ascher Has Botswana Beaten the Resource Curse? S.Pegg Social Policy in a Mineral-Rich Economy: the Case of Nigeria; J.Adesina Conclusion: Options and Constraints; K.Hujo

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JIMI O. ADESINA is Professor of Sociology at the University of the Western Cape, where he directs the Transformative Social Policy Programme. His research and teaching interests include the political economy of Africa's develpment, social theory and intellectual endogeneity, and social policy. WILLIAM ASCHER is the Donald C. McKenna Professor of Government and Economics at Claremont McKenna College and directs the Pacific Basin Research Center at Soka University of America. His research focuses on socioeconomic development, natural resource and environmental policy, social policy, political psychology and political economy. SAMUEL G. ASFAHA is an economist currently employed by the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO) in Turin, Italy, where he has been in charge of training activities in international trade and labour markets, including courses on quantitative models applied to this field. His main research interests are on international trade, national resource revenue management, and computable general equilibrium modelling. ARMANDO BARRIENTOS is Professor and Research Director at the Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. His research interests focus on the linkages existing between welfare programmes and labour markets in developing countries and on policies addressing poverty, vulnerability and population ageing. ANTHONY BEBBINGTON is the Higgins Professor of Environment and Society and Director of the Graduate School of Georgraphy at Clark University, United States. He is also Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Manchester and Research Associate of the Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales, Peru. His research focuses on the political ecologies of mineral extraction. EVELYN DIETSCHE is an honorary lecturer and research advisor for the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, Dundee University, Scotland, where she teaches sustainable development in resource-rich countries. She developed an analytical framework, led various case studies and untertook a high-level review of mineral taxation regimes for the Resource Endowment Initiative of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). JUAN CARLOS GUAJARDO B. is Executive Director of the Centre for Copper and Mining Studies (CESCO), and has worked as Research and Policy Planning Director at the Chilean Copper Commission (COCHILCO) and as an economist for the International Copper Study Group (ICSG). THORVALDUR GYLFASON is Professor of Economics at the University of Iceland. He has worked at the IMF, taught at Princeton, and was long associated with the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University. He has published nearly 150 scholarly articles and 19 books, and in 2010 was elected to Iceland's Constitutional Assembly and charged with drafting a new post-crash constitution. LEONITH HINOJOSA holds a PhD from the University of Manchester and is Researcher in the Georgraphy Department at The Open University. Her research interests focus on regional development, including the spatial distribution of growth and poverty, social policies, the political economy of the expansion of mineral industries, and sustainable impact assessment of international trade. KATJA HUJO is Research Coordinator in the Social Polict and Development Programme at the United Nations Resarch Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva. She manages research projects on Financing Social Policy and Social Policy and Migration in Developing Countries. HALVOR MEHLUM is Profesor of Economics at the University of Oslo and Deputy Director of ESOP - Centre for the Study of Equality, Social Organization andd Performance. He is also affiliated with the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo. Among his main interests are institutions, economic development, and welfare states. SCOTT PEGG is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Indiana University-Perdue University, Indianapolis. His current research interests focus on de facto states, transnational corporations and human rights and the resource curse. RAGNAR TORVIK is Proessor of Economics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and is responsible for economics in the university's Globalization Research Programme. He is also affiliated with ESOP - Centre for the Study of Equality, Social Organization and Performance. His research interests include macroeconomics, international trade and development economics.

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