Climate and Economic Development: Is the location of many developing countries in the tropics a cause of their poverty? »
Source: Finance & Development, June 1973
Series: Finance & Development
Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 June 1973
Keywords: economic development, temperate zone, soils, tropical soils, tropical areas
This paper reviews the influence of the tropical climate on economic development. The paper highlights that the effect of climate is clearly not the only ruling constraint on economic development. It is claimed tha...