Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149501
Authors: 
De Haas, Ralph
Poelhekke, Steven
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 16-097/VIII
Abstract: 
We estimate the impact of local mining activity on the business constraints experienced by 22,150 firms across eight resource-rich countries. We find that with the presence of active mines, the business environment in the immediate vicinity (<20 km) of a firm deteriorates but business constraints of more distant firms relax. The negative local impact of mining is concentrated among firms in tradeable sectors whose access to inputs and infrastructure becomes more constrained. This deterioration of the local business environment adversely affects firm growth and is in line with a natural resource curse at the sub-national level.
Subjects: 
Mining
natural resources
business environment
JEL: 
L16
L25
L72
O12
O13
Q30
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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