A breathtaking book.
Written by a hosts of well schooled and informed academicians in this field, this book is sensationally educating. This book made the final stages of my dissertation, most especially the recommendations a delight to read. Most parts of this book interestingly deal contemporary issues facing countries involved in resource exploitation and or sale. It deals with national and international resource issues in an informed way that no other books have dealt with in recent times.
I will specifically recommend policy makers to obtain copies of this all-rounded piece of work.
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Escaping the Resource Curse Hardcover – Illustrated, 22 May 2007
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This is a timely and important contribution to the debate on the so-called resource curse and how to avoid it-especially important in a time of concern about energy security and sustainable economic development. As someone who witnesses first hand the struggle for more transparency and good governance in the global energy business, I welcome the fresh, thought-provoking, and always illuminating insights offered in this collection of essays. -- Lord Browne, Group Chief Executive, BP (British Petroleum) This is a timely and important effort to throw light on and seek solutions to the phenomenon of the 'resource curse' whose effects have contributed to keeping millions of people impoverished despite the wealth of their countries. It should be an essential handbook for policy makers in all oil-rich countries. -- Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Minister of Finance and Minister of Foreign Affairs for Nigeria A primer on ways governments and multinationals can ensure that resource wealth becomes not a curse but rather a source of sustained wealth. Canadian Business
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Macartan Humphreys is assistant professor of political science at Columbia University and publishes on the politics of economic policy making, bargaining theory, and rebel behavior in civil war. Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is also Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and President and Co-Founder of Millennium Promise Alliance, a nonprofit organization aimed at ending extreme global poverty.He is author of hundreds of scholarly articles and many books, including The End of Poverty. Joseph E. Stiglitz is a University Professor at Columbia University and former chief economist and senior vice-president of the World Bank. Among his books is Globalization and Its Discontents, which has been translated into twenty-eight languages. In 2001 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics.
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 432 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0231141963
- ISBN-13 : 978-0231141963
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Good and interesting book! Its is an interesting mix of economic, political and regulatory issues applicable to the oil industry that a policy maker should compulsory read.
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