Working Paper

How Much Should We Trust International Statistics? A Study of the World Development Indicators

The data sources and versions we use might affect the conclusions we get.

Does ''Toothless'' IO Advice Matter? IMF Surveillance and Natural Resource Sector Reform

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

Electoral Politics, Fiscal Policy, and the Resource Curse

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

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.