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Secession with natural resources

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We look at the formation of new Indian states in 2001 to uncover the effects of political secession on the comparative economic performance of natural resource rich and natural resource poor areas. Resource rich constituencies fared comparatively worse within new states that inherited a relatively larger proportion of natural resources. We argue that these patterns reflect how political reorganisation affected the quality of state governance of natural resources. We describe a model of collus...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/ej/ueaa033

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Economic Journal More from this journal
Volume:
130
Issue:
631
Pages:
2207-2248
Publication date:
2020-03-16
Acceptance date:
2020-03-05
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EISSN:
1468-0297
ISSN:
0013-0133
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1091174
Local pid:
pubs:1091174
Deposit date:
2020-03-05

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