Does Mother Nature Corrupt? Natural Resources, Corruption, and Economic Growth

Does Mother Nature Corrupt? Natural Resources, Corruption, and Economic Growth
This paper argues that natural resource abundance creates opportunities for rent-seeking behavior and is an important factor in determining a country's level of corruption. In a simple growth model, we illustrate the interrelationships between natural resources, corruption, and economic growth, and discuss potential anti-corruption policies. We... READ MORE...

Publication date: July 1999
ISBN 9781451850734
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