Are Resources a Curse? An Investigation of Chinese Provinces

The phenomenon of low economic growth in resource-rich regions is recognized as the “resource curse”. This research empirically shows the existence of a resource curse at Chinese province level. Of two widely offered explanations for the resource curse, our analysis supports the crowding-out effect in China rather than the institution explanation. Education and R&D are the two main crowded-out factors.

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Selected Paper prepared for presentation at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association(SAEA) Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, 1‐4 February 2014 Copyright 2014 by Na Zuo and Jack Schieffer. All rights reserved. Readers may make verbatim copies of this document for non‐commercial purposes by any means, provided that this copyright notice appears on all such copies.

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