Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Natural resources and income inequality in developed countries : synthetic control method evidence
Authors: Hartwell, Christopher
Horvath, Roman
Horvathova, Eva
Popova, Olga
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1007/s00181-021-02023-5
Published in: Empirical Economics
Volume(Issue): 62
Issue: 2
Page(s): 297
Pages to: 338
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Springer
ISSN: 0377-7332
Language: English
Subjects: Developed country; Income inequality; Natural resources; Synthetic control method
Subject (DDC): 333: Economics of land and resources
Abstract: We examine the causal effect of natural resource discoveries on income inequality using the synthetic control method on data from 1947 to 2009. We focus on the natural discoveries in Denmark, Netherlands, and Norway in the 1960–1970s and use top 1% and top 10% income share as the measure of income inequality. Many previous studies have been concerned that natural resources may increase income inequality. To the contrary, our results suggest that natural resources decrease income inequality or have no effect. We attribute this effect to the high institutional quality of countries we examine.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: International Management Institute (IMI)
Appears in collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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