Russia and Oil — Out of Control

Empirical Evidence on Natural Resources and Corruption

This policy brief addresses the relationship between resource wealth and a particular institutional outcome – corruption. We overview some recent empirical evidence on this relationship and outline results of an on-going research project addressing a particular aspect of resource-related political corruption: transformation of resource rents...
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Natural Resources, Intangible Capital and Sustainable Development in a Small, Oil-Rich Region

Author: Maria Perrotta, SITE. “Where scientific enquiry is stunted, the intellectual life of a nation dries up, which means the withering of many possibilities of future development.” – Albert Einstein, 1934 The rampant unemployment rates and the general contraction of economic activity in many western...
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