The Geography of Natural Resources, Ethnic Inequality and Development
Source: CESfio Working Paper Series, 2017
Author(s): Christian Lessmann and Arne Steinkraus
This paper studies whether the spatial distribution of natural resources across different ethnic groups within countries impede spatial inequality, national economic performance, and the incidence of armed conflict. By providing a theoretical rent-seeking model and analysing a set of geocoded data for mines, night-time light emissions, local populations and ethnic...