Working Paper

Crude Credit: The Political Economy of Global Finance and Natural Resource Wealth in Latin America

Resource-rich countries receive easier access to credit from financial markets.

The Power of Ideas: IMF Surveillance and Natural Resource Sector Reform

Technical assistance from the IMF can help ameliorate the resource curse.

Examining the Effect of IMF Conditionality on Natural Resource Policy

IMF lending promotes good governance in the extractive sector.

Short-Term Politics, Long-Term Policy: Developing Institutions to Combat the Resource Curse

Political competition motivates rulers to adopt long-run natural resource policy.