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  • Internet Access. A Human Right

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    Over five billion people do not have internet access, plans to change that. Kosta Grammatis explains why the internet is important in the first place. As of 2009, 83% of the world is literate, and another 80% has access to electricity, these two factors are all that is required […]

  • Curse or Blessing? Natural Resources and Human Development

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    This paper argues against a natural resource curse for human development. We find evidence that changes in human development from 1970 to 2005, proxied by changes in the Human Development Index, are positively and significantly correlated with natural resource abundance. While our results are consistent with those of other authors […]