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Modernity, Imitation, and Performance: The Gulf States’ Funds

Gordon L. Clark, Adam D. Dixon, and Ashby H. B. Monk

in Sovereign Wealth Funds: Legitimacy, Governance, and Global Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142296
eISBN:
9781400846511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142296.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter first looks at the problems associated with managing resource riches, referencing academic literature that coined the phrase “Dutch disease” (resource wealth may be lost by virtue of ... More


Extractive Revenues and Government Spending: Short- versus Long-term Considerations

Frederick van der Ploeg and Anthony J. Venables

in Extractive Industries: The Management of Resources as a Driver of Sustainable Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198817369
eISBN:
9780191858871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817369.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter looks at the prescription of optimally managing natural resource revenue windfalls by smoothing consumption across generations using an intergenerational sovereign wealth fund that only ... More


Overview

John Page and Finn Tarp

in Mining for Change: Natural Resources and Industry in Africa

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198851172
eISBN:
9780191885914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851172.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

For a growing number of African economies the discovery of natural resources is a tremendous opportunity, but one accompanied by considerable risks. Many African countries dependent on oil, gas, and ... More


Wars of Plunder: Conflicts, Profits and the Politics of Resources

Philippe Le Billon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199333462
eISBN:
9780190235673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333462.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

From Angola to Iraq, wars have taken place in resource rich countries full of poor people. Wars of Plunder explores the interplay of natural resources and armed conflicts, and what the international ... More


The Construction Sector in Zambia

Caesar Cheelo and Robert Liebenthal

in Mining for Change: Natural Resources and Industry in Africa

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198851172
eISBN:
9780191885914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851172.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The construction sector plays a critical role in delivering quality infrastructure, which in turn influences the use of natural resource revenues towards achieving structural change and development. ... More


The Salary Bill of the Manṣabdārs

Shireen Moosvi

in The Economy of the Mughal Empire c. 1595: A Statistical Study

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199450541
eISBN:
9780199085491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450541.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter carefully elucidates the evolution of the Mughal system of rank (mansab) instituted in 1574, because this determined the salaries of the Mughal nobles and other payments made to them. It ... More


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