Resource Curse

Do Natural Resource also Curse Environmental Performance? An Empirical Cross-Country Analysis

This paper aims at exploring whether or not the argument of the “natural resource curse” theory also applies to environmental performance. Both academia and policy practitioners all agree that countries with abundant natural resource endowments that significantly rely on these endowments tend to perform poorly in political,  economic and social development. This observation not only applies to developing states, but also to advanced ones.

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