PEP special issue of Environment and Development Economics

October 2018

Environment and Development Economics publishes special PEP issue on “Natural resources and economic development”

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The work of PEP researchers and resource persons is highlighted in a PEP special issue of Environment and Development Economics (academic journal) for October 2018. The issue provides local perspectives on policy questions related to “Natural resources and economic development”.

The five papers featured in the issue shine a light on the challenges and opportunities faced by developing countries with a particular dependency on natural resources or exposure to climate change. 

All five studies were supported under the PEP-PAGE initiative and led by researchers living and working in the study countries. Their in-depth knowledge of these countries allowed the researchers to provide unique insights that are specific to the local context. Three of the projects were conducted in low-income economies (LIE).

Additionally, four of the studies illustrate how computable general equilibrium (CGE) models are particularly well-suited to natural resources analysis, despite relatively limited use in the past.

John Cockburn (PEP’s Scientific Advisor), Hélène Maisonnave (PEP Resource Person) and Luca Tiberti (PEP-PMMA Research Director) edited the issue. 

“This special issue shows the increasing importance and visibility of PEP-based research in the development and academic circles,” said Luca.

“It is surprising how few publications in leading economic development journals originate from developing countries," said John, "This special issue in Environment and Development Economics, a highly regarded journal, is testimony to the academic rigour and unique perspective local researchers can contribute to key development policy debates.”

All articles in this issue are open access.


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