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.

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

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    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