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Resource rent


Sovereign Debt and the Resource Curse

In this book chapter, the authors argue that contrary to the general view shared among social science scientists until the eighties, resource wealth seems actually to impede the economic performance of many countries.


    Resource Rents and Management Regimes: The Case of the Western Channel Sole Fishery

    Understanding the economic and biological status of a fishery resource is critical to designing efficient management policies. In one such attempt, this article assesses current and potential rents in the sole fishery in the English Channel. The sole fishery is found to experience rent dissipation due to significant disinvestment in the stock and substantial fleet overcapacity. The analysis also investigates alternative paths of attaining the optimal stock level.


    Land Conservation Policies and Income Distribution: Who Bears the Burden of our Environmental Efforts?

    We analyze how land conservation policies affect income distribution looking at changes in wages and rents. Land conservation policies restrict the land for agricultural use. We study how these restrictions affect workers and landowners incomes. Aggregate rents rise when protected areas increase despite the reduction of land availability. Real wages decrease as a consequence of higher prices.


    A Bioeconomic Analysis of the Swedish Fishery for Norway Lobster (Nephrops norvegicus)

    A modified version of Jones’ length-based cohort analysis is linked to economic data from the Swedish trawl fishery for Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus). The current regulation implies a fishing practice where each landed lobster entails three killed due to discard mortality and different cases of trawl selectivity are compared together with varying natural mortality.