The Curse of Natural Resources: economic impacts at home and abroad

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This week’s show is “The Hidden Curse of Natural Resources: Economic Impacts at Home and Abroad,” presented by the Alaska World Affairs Council. This talk and discussion features Dr. Alexander James, a professor of economics at the University of Alaska Anchorage. His presentation focuses on what is sometimes called “the paradox of plenty” and how resource-rich countries can often suffer from slow economic growth and other negative effects.

Speaker: Dr. Alexander James, Professor of economics at the University of Alaska Anchorage

Moderator: Larry Persily

BROADCAST: Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

RECORDED: Thursday, January 24th, 2019 at 49th State Brewing


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Ammon Swenson is Alaska Public Media’s Audio Media Content Producer. He was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from UAA in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and integrated media. He’s previously worked for KRUA radio, the Anchorage Press, and The Northern Light.

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