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dc.contributor.advisorParker, Dominic
dc.contributor.authorFisher, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-05T22:06:04Z
dc.date.available2013-03-05T22:06:04Z
dc.date.issued2013-03
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/637
dc.descriptionAbstract Onlyen_US
dc.description.abstractMany resource abundant nations have experienced lower than average economic growth over the past 50 years. The resource curse, as it is named, has widely been accepted among development theorists. While the curse affects many developing nations, it is nowhere more prevalent than in the Democratic Republic of Congo. An economy largely built on the foundation of mineral abundance, the DRC has been plagued with poor growth and extremely high civil conflict rates. Using the DRC, I first consider the literature surrounding the resource curse and examine the theorized mechanisms within the curse model. With these mechanisms in mind, I then propose new data to better understand the relationship between poor outcomes in regions with high mineral content. This study utilizes data on mineral specific mine location as well as conflict location within the DRC. The exogenous variable price, when used in conjunction with the DRC specific spatial data, will help better define the underlying mechanisms of the resource curse by revealing the effects of price on conflict given mineral type and location.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleResource Endowments and Economic Development in Central Africaen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
mus.citation.conferenceMSU Student Research Celebration 2012
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Agriculture
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Science
mus.relation.departmentAgricultural Economics & Economics.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US


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