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Trade In Mineral Resources

Date Added: Jan 2010
Format: PDF

This paper provides a review of current thinking on the economics of international trade in mineral resources. There is not a great deal written on this topic, and so this review is necessarily broad rather than deep. The paper then moves on to the five topics requested by the World Trade Organization: theoretical and empirical literature on international trade in minerals; trade impacts of mineral abundance and the resource curse; the political economy of mineral trade in resource-abundant states; non-economic considerations associated with strategic mineral resources; and the impact of domestic market structure and regulation on production and trade in minerals.