The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Shapes the Development of Nations


WHEN September 28, 2012
5:30 PM EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North Part of "The New Middle East" WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York Open to the Public

Countries that are rich in petroleum have less democracy, more conflict, and more economic turmoil than countries without oil. What explains this oil curse? Can it be fixed? And how should it change our understanding of the Middle East and the Arab Spring?

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