Do natural resource rents reduce labour shares? Evidence from panel data

Fahim Al-Marhubi*

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Using a panel dataset of 95 countries from 1980 to 2014, we find that natural resource rents have a causal negative effect on labour shares. This effect is robust to estimation methods and control variables.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1754-1757
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • labour shares
  • Natural resource rents
  • panel data
  • resource curse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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