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The Institutional Channels of the Resource Curse - A Case Study of Bolivia

Svending, John LU (2011) NEKK01 20112
Department of Economics
Abstract (Swedish)
This thesis analyzes the workings of the natural resource curse in Bolivia through a comparison between two periods with different institutional conditions and under dependency on tin and natural gas respectively. First the conditions for handling the resource curse are analyzed and a hypothesis is presented, suggesting that both periods are likely to have suffered from the natural resource curse and that the tin period is likely to have suffered more than the natural gas period. This hypothesis is then tested and it is concluded that Bolivia has suffered from the resource curse during both periods. It is also partly proved that the tin period has been affected more. Finally there is a discussion on what Bolivia has managed to improve... (More)
This thesis analyzes the workings of the natural resource curse in Bolivia through a comparison between two periods with different institutional conditions and under dependency on tin and natural gas respectively. First the conditions for handling the resource curse are analyzed and a hypothesis is presented, suggesting that both periods are likely to have suffered from the natural resource curse and that the tin period is likely to have suffered more than the natural gas period. This hypothesis is then tested and it is concluded that Bolivia has suffered from the resource curse during both periods. It is also partly proved that the tin period has been affected more. Finally there is a discussion on what Bolivia has managed to improve between the two periods and, especially, what challenges remain for the future. (Less)
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author
Svending, John LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKK01 20112
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Natural resource curse, economic development, Bolivia, natural resources, institutions.
language
English
id
2205591
date added to LUP
2011-11-23 11:22:55
date last changed
2011-11-23 11:22:55
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  abstract     = {This thesis analyzes the workings of the natural resource curse in Bolivia through a comparison between two periods with different institutional conditions and under dependency on tin and natural gas respectively. First the conditions for handling the resource curse are analyzed and a hypothesis is presented, suggesting that both periods are likely to have suffered from the natural resource curse and that the tin period is likely to have suffered more than the natural gas period. This hypothesis is then tested and it is concluded that Bolivia has suffered from the resource curse during both periods. It is also partly proved that the tin period has been affected more. Finally there is a discussion on what Bolivia has managed to improve between the two periods and, especially, what challenges remain for the future.},
  author       = {Svending, John},
  keyword      = {Natural resource curse,economic development,Bolivia,natural resources,institutions.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Institutional Channels of the Resource Curse - A Case Study of Bolivia},
  year         = {2011},
}