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Natural Resources and Economic Development

Natural Resources and Economic Development by Edward B. Barbier
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Natural Resources and Economic Development, first published in 2005, explores a key paradox: why is natural resource exploitation not yielding greater benefits to the poor economies of Africa, Asia and Latin America? Part I examines this paradox both through a historical review of resource use and development and through examining current theories which explain the under-performance of today's resource-abundant economies, and proposes a frontier expansion hypothesis as an alternative explanation. Part II develops models to analyse the key economic factors underlying land expansion and water use in developing countries. Part III explores further the 'dualism within dualism' structure of resource dependency, rural poverty and resource degradation within developing countries, and through illustrative country case-studies, proposes policy and institutional reforms necessary for successful resource-based development.
Cambridge University Press; June 2007
428 pages; ISBN 9780511133381
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Title: Natural Resources and Economic Development
Author: Edward B. Barbier
 
ISBNs
0511133383
9780511133381
9780521706513