Mineral Wealth and Economic Development [NOOK Book]

Mineral Wealth and Economic Development

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Many low-income mineral exporting countries have seen their per capita income decline or their standard of living stagnate over the last several decades. In appraisals prepared originally for the John M. Olin Distinguished Lectureship Series in Mineral Economics at the Colorado School of Mines, prominent analysts identify reasons behind the surprising and distressing economic performance of these countries. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135888930
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 130
  • File size: 814 KB

Table of Contents

Mineral Wealth and Economic Development: An Overview 1
Economic Nationalism and Multinational Mining Companies 4
The Optimal Pace of Mineral Exploitation 7
Political Pressures and the Use of Mineral Rents 10
Linkages with the Rest of the Economy 12
Conclusion 16
Reference 17
Mining Companies, Economic Nationalism, and Third World Development in the 1990s 19
The Sources of Economic Nationalism 20
The Structural Vulnerability of LDC Mining Investments 22
Strategies to Offset Investor Vulnerability 26
Strategies to Manage Political Risk 27
Use of Project Finance to Offset Political Risk 30
Conclusion 34
Acknowledgment 35
References 35
Economic Development and the Timing of Mineral Exploitation 39
The Fallacies of the Hotelling Rule 40
Saving for Future Generations 43
Waiting for an Appropriate Institutional Framework 47
Deferral to Avoid Depressing Mineral Prices 50
Delaying Projects to Strengthen Monopoly Profits 52
Summary 53
Acknowledgments 55
References 55
The Political Economy of Rent in Mining Countries 59
The Nature of Mining Rents 62
Earlier Studies 65
Mining Rents in Zambia 67
Mining Rents in Other Countries 72
Prospects 75
References 78
Economic Policy in Mineral-Exporting Countries: What Have We Learned? 81
Mineral Market Characteristics and Economic Policy 82
Theoretical Approaches 87
Economic Performance in Mineral-Exporting Countries 97
Economic Policy Choices 106
Some Lessons for Economic Policy 116
Acknowledgment 119
References 119
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