Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/163055
Authors: 
Roe, Alan R.
Round, Jeffery I.
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2017/79
Abstract: 
This paper discusses the channels of impact of an extractives activity on an economy by presenting a brief description supported by graphics of the different routes through which the direct economic and social impacts of these activities might be enhanced. These routes include those that often have the highest political profile, namely spending of government revenues. But the paper also discusses other routes and channels that arguably are far more important, such as the direct effects of corporate spend in local supply chains; the immediate 'multiplier' effects of these; the further multipliers that follows from significant wage growth in these supply chains as well as in the main extractive activity; the new downstream activities that may be built on the primary extractive activity; and the externalities that can accrue from the direct boost to skills training that a large extractive investment is likely to provide.
Subjects: 
extractives
economic impact
multiplier effects
JEL: 
B2
Q3
Q4
Q32
O21
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-303-5
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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