Natural Resource Curse

"An Economic Perspective on the Natural Resource Curse  and Its Implications for a Developing Country," Day of Ecuador at Harvard: Breaking the Natural Resources Dependence, April 21, 2014.

"Resource Abundance: Pitfalls and Prescriptions," Frontiers in Development Policy, World Bank Institute, April 22, 2013.  

"Dealing with the Resource Curse: How Can Commodity Exporters Reduce Procylicality?","NBER Conference, Zanzibar, Dec.18-19, 2012.

The Natural Resource Curse: Causal Channels," University of Havana, Cuba, Nov.2, 2012.

"The Natural Resource Curse and How to Fight It," (I) Causes (II) Cures, IMF Institute for Capacity Development, July 27, 2012.

The Mining Resource ‘Curse’ and How Countries Can Fight It,” RBC Global  Mining Conference, Toronto, June 20, 2012.

The Natural Resource Curse: A Survey of Diagnoses and Some Prescriptions,” in  High Level Seminar, IMF Annual Meetings, Sept.21, 2011, slides;   videoclip (Sheeran, Frankel, Bredenkamp, Ross...).      

"Increases in Global Commodity Prices: Macroeconomics and Policy Responses of Developing Countries," full slides, V Jornada Monetario, Central Bank of Bolivia, July 18, 2011. Main.

IMF Podcasts on the CurseCauses, June 30 and Remedies, July 6, 2011.

"The Natural Resource Curse" slides, Low-Income Countries seminar series,  IMF, April 26, 2011;  I: Pitfalls of  Commodity Wealth   II: Recommendations to Avoid the Pitfalls.  Revised from:  I: Can Mineral Wealth Cause Problems?  & II: Recommendations, written for Mongolia Economic Forum, Ulan Bator, March 3, 2011.

Oil Economics lecture slides, Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, Baku, July 7-9, 2010: 1.Oil Prices.  2. Resource Curse.  3.Recommendations. 4.Democracy.