Sunday, November 2, 2008

Measures of resource abundance

See Brunnschweiler and Bulte (2008).

Humphreys (2005, Journal of Conflict Resolution) prefer using the per capita oil revenue as a measure of resource dependence in relation to conflicts.

Nunn (2008) uses the average annual production per thousand inhabitants from 1970 to 2000 in his robustness check for the correlation between the number of exported slaves and the real GDP per capita in 2000. His data source is the British Geographical Survey's World Mineral Statistics and World Mineral Production.

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