Severyns Ravenholt Talk: Developing the Resource Purse: State Formation, Resource Politics, and Regime Outcomes

Paul Musgrave, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Gowen 1A, The Olson Room

Over the past two decades, scholars studying the relationship between natural resource endowments and political outcomes have benefited from dramatic advances in data, theory, and methods. What began during the first generation of resource-curse studies as conjectures and correlative studies about the potential relationship between resource income and political phenomena blossomed into a vibrant debate over topics as wide-ranging as the relationship between resource rents and conflict and the relationship between resource rents and women’s status.