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Confronting the Curse: The Economics and Geopolitics of Natural Resource Governance

by | June 5th, 2014 | 08:07 am

OK, so it is a bit off-topic but not entirely off-topic. As I have argued in a series of posts, initially here and most recently here, the literature on the “resource curse” has considerable relevance to North Korea’s increasingly resource-centric economy. Wednesday, PIIE hosted a launch event for my new book co-authored with Cullen Hendrix, Confronting the Curse: the Economics and Geopolitics of Natural Resource Governance. North Korea makes a cameo appearance. The audio, video, podcast etc. of the launch event are here.

Comments (1)

Whilst you are talking about the curse of North Korean mineral wealth, don´t get behind the curve. Russian Basic Eelement is stepping in, exploring possibilities in fields of North Korean copper and anthracite. And it will refurbish a thermal power station in Pyongyang. Everything will be settled with Russian ruble. Bye bye US $.

Roland June 6, 2014 | 12:50 am


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