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Natural Resources and Economic Growth


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Introduction 1. From Resource Curse to Rent Curse: A Theoretical Perspective 2. Scarcity, frontiers and the resource curse: a historical perspective 3. Botswana: caught in a natural resource trap 4. Oil as sweet as honey: Linking natural resources, government institutions and domestic capital investment in Nigeria 1960-2000 5. The USA as a Case Study in Resource-Based Development 6. Welfare States and Development Patterns in Latin America 7. Oil illusion and delusion: Mexico and Venezuela over the 20th Century 8. Public Finances and Natural Resources in Bolivia, 1883-2010. Is there a fiscal curse? 9. The long run development of Chile and the Natural Resources curse. Linkages, policy and growth, 1850-1950 10. Mixed Blessings: Mining in Indonesia's Economy, 1870-2010 11. Land abundance, frontier expansion and appropriability: settler economies during the First Globalization 12. The Lucky Country Syndrome in Australia: Resources, Social Democracy, and Regimes of Development in Historical Political Economy Perspective 13. The Institutional Foundations of Natural Resource Based Knowledge Economies 14. Avoiding the resource curse? Democracy and natural resources in Norway since 1900 15. Water scarcity and agricultural growth in Spain: from curse to blessing?

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Vicente Pinilla is Professor of Economic History, Faculty of Economics and Business Studies, University of Zaragoza, Spain Henry Willebald is Associate Professor, Instituto de Economia, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay Marc Badia-Miro is a Lecturer at the Department of Economic History of the University of Barcelona, Spain


"...the volume is a good companion to gain a more nuanced perspective on the intriguing topic of natural resource-based growth."

Valeria Giacomin, Harvard Business School, USA.

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