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Main Title: Could resource rents finance universal access to infrastructure? A first exploration of needs and rents
Author(s): Fuss, Sabine
Chen, Claudine
Jakob, Michael
Marxen, Annika
Rao, Narasimha D.
Edenhofer, Ottmar
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: It is often argued that, ethically, resource rents should accrue to all citizens. Yet, in reality, the rents from exploiting national resources are often concentrated in the hands of a few. If resource rents were to be taxed, on the other hand, substantial amounts of public money could be raised and used to cover the population's infrastructure needs, such as access to electricity, water, sanitation, communication technology and roads, which all play important roles in a nation's economic development process. Here, the authors examine to what extent existing resource rents could be used to provide universal access to these infrastructures.
Issue Date: 2016
Date Available: 23-Nov-2017
DDC Class: 333.7 Natürliche Ressourcen, Energie und Umwelt
330 Wirtschaft
320 Politikwissenschaft
Journal Title: Environment and development economics
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publisher Place: Cambridge
Volume: 21
Issue: 6
Publisher DOI: 10.1017/s1355770x16000139
Page Start: 691
Page End: 712
EISSN: 1469-4395
ISSN: 1355-770X
Notes: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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