jim I work in the Office of the Chief Economist, Africa region, at the World Bank. I am also an external research associate of the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies (OxCarre) at the University of Oxford. Previously, I served as Director of Research at NRGI and the Acting Director for the Natural Resource Charter.

My research examines the relationship between governance, natural resources and economic development.

  • Forest loss and oil drilling: a matter of governance?

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  • Common pool resources and international property rights: the case of oil drilling across national borders

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  • Institutions and the location of oil exploration

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