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Can the Natural Resource Curse Be Turned Into a Blessing? The Role of Trade Policies and Institutions1

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Source: Can the Natural Resource Curse Be Turned Into a Blessing? The Role of Trade Policies and Institutions

Volume/Issue: 2007/55

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , and Frederik van der Ploeg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2007

ISBN: 9781451866193

Keywords: Resource curse, institutions, trade policies, growth performance, income per capita, natural resource, natural resource curse, natural resource revenues, natural resources, natural resource abundance

We criticize existing empirical results on the detrimental effects of natural resource dependence on the rate of economic growth after controlling for institutional quality, openness, and initial income. These resu...

IV. Sub-Saharan Africa’s Emerging Export Pattern

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Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2007, Sub-Saharan African

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066397

Keywords: debt, domestic debt, debt management, exchange rate regime, exporting countries

Introduction The share of SSA in global trade (exports plus imports) has declined from about 4 percent in 1970 to about 2 percent at present (Figure 4.1). This long-term decline is t...