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Making the Resource Curse Disappear: A re-examination of Haber and Menaldo’s “Do Natural Resources Fuel Authoritarianism"

January 26, 2012

Abstract:   Haber and Menaldo (2011) claim there is little evidence that oil is harmful to democracy, and that previous studies to the contrary were corrupted by omitted variable bias.

The Politics of Nuclear Development: China as a Case Study

October 10, 2011

Nuclear energy is politically sensitive.

Clean Trade vs. the Resource Curse

November 6, 2009

Profile Leif Wenar is Chair of Ethics at King's College London.

Hubbert's Peak, The Coal Question, and Climate Change

April 24, 2009

AbstractAn accurate estimate of the ultimate production of oil, gas, and coal would be helpful for the ongoing policy discussion on alternatives to fossil fuels and climate change.

Petrostate: Putin, Power and the New Russia

May 5, 2008

In the aftermath of the financial collapse of August 1998, it looked as if Russia's day as a superpower had come and gone.

The Dynamics of Change in Global Energy Systems

April 2, 2008

The world’s energy infrastructure stands on the brink of a major revolution.

Courting Disaster: The Fight for Oil, Water and a Healthy Planet

October 13, 2007

Global population increases, surging economic growth in new economies, and an unabated appetite for fossil fuels all are driving huge demand for the world's natural resources.

Energy Crossroads: Building a Coalition for a Clean, Prosperous and Secure Energy Future

March 1, 2007

Decreasing our dependence on fossil fuels is the defining challenge of our nation, our world, and our generation.

The Elusiveness of the Resource Curse: Oil Dependent by Vice or Virtue?

May 17, 2006

Christine Scheiber is the Microsoft Research Scholar on Corruption on the Rule of Law at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL).

The influence of large-scale wind-power on global climate

October 23, 2003

Large scale use of wind power can alter local and global climate by extracting kinetic energy and by modifying turbulent transport in the atmospheric boundary layer.

Energy and Climate Change in India

February 25, 1999

India is the fourth largest producer of carbon emissions from fossil fuel combustion. At current growth rates, its emissions will surpass those of the US today by 2022.