Posts Tagged ‘natural resources’


How to Spend It: Resource Wealth and the Distribution of Resource Rents

Published: 17th May 2012| By:

Natural resource revenues differ from other government revenues both in their time profile, and in their political and legal status: they are volatile and exhaustible, and belong to all citizens of the country in which they are located. This paper discusses the theory of natural resource revenues and examines expenditure practices in a range of [...]

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Categories / Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Oil & Middle East Programme, Papers, Working Papers

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Fiscal Policy and Natural Resource Entitlements: Who Benefits from Mexican Oil?

Published: 14th May 2012| By:

This paper suggests a new approach to analysing the distribution of natural resource revenues and applies it to the case of Mexico. It defines a natural resource entitlement as a citizen’s per capita share of their country’s natural resource rents. The main finding is that, according to official estimates, Mexican fiscal policy transfers oil entitlements [...]

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Categories / Country and Regional Studies, Energy Policy, Oil, Oil & Middle East Programme, Papers, Working Papers

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