This study examines the relationship between natural resources abundance, human capital, andeconomic growth. It first seeks to confirm or refute the presence of the “resource curse” utilizing the most current data for developing countries. I hypothesize that a negative correlation currently exists between natural resources and economic growth in developing countries. This study then analyzes the relationship between human capital and resource abundance. I hypothesize that a negative correlation exists between human capital and resource abundance.
Recommended CitationManning '04, Alexis (2004) "Human Capital as a Transmission Mechanism of the Resource Curse," The Park Place Economist: Vol. 12
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