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Ontology and methodology in the study of the resource curse

Herb, Michael (2017) Ontology and methodology in the study of the resource curse. LSE Kuwait Programme Paper Series (43). The London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Kuwait Programme, London, UK.

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The most influential work on the resource curse employs quantitative methodologies, typically some variant of regression analysis that includes (to the extent that data allows) all of the world’s countries over a number of years. This paper argues that natural resource rents affect political outcomes through different channels, with varying impact and even direction of effect. This complexity is very difficult to capture in a large quantitative model. This paper argues that careful case studies are a more suitable way to advance our knowledge of the resource curse.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author
Divisions: Middle East Centre
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2017 09:54
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 23:41

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