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Plundered Nations?

Successes and Failures in Natural Resource Extraction

Editors: Collier, Paul, Venables, T. (Eds.)

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This book consists of eight case studies investigating the political economy of the decision chain involved in natural resource extraction in resource-rich countries, where plunder rather than prosperity has become the norm. Some case studies reveal successes, while others show the decision chain to have failed disastrously.

About the authors

PAUL COLLIER CBE is Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies. He is the author of The Plundered Planet (2010) on the management of natural assets, and of the award-winning The Bottom Billion (2007). He was previously Director of the Development Research Department of the World Bank, and has published extensively on African economic development.

ANTHONY J. VENABLES CBE is Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford where he also directs the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Econometric Society and has previously worked as Chief Economist at the UK Department for International Development and Professor at the London School of Economics. He has published extensively in the areas of international trade and spatial economics.

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'Plundered Nations is a very important book at a crucial time. It lays out the values, principles, and competences needed to transform resource wealth into a sustainable improvement in the lives of present and future generations. A series of insightful case studies on a range of countries make these principles vivid, concrete and accessible. This book will be widely read and highly influential in accelerating the transformation of natural resource wealth management.' - Michael Spence, Nobel Laureate


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plundered Nations?
Book Subtitle
Successes and Failures in Natural Resource Extraction
Editors
  • Paul Collier
  • T. Venables
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-35607-8
DOI
10.1057/978-0-230-35607-8
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-29022-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 360
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