Robertson, Paul L.: Resource based or resource cursed?

Robertson, Paul L.

Resource Based or Resource Cursed? A Brief (and Selective) History of the Australian Economy since 1901,  Australian Innovation Research Centre, University of Tasmania, AIRC Working Paper Series WP/0108. November 2008 (Pdf accessible from

Discusses Australia’s historical reliance, unusual among world economies, on a fairly narrow range of primary exports to finance industrial imports. There are both advantages and problems in this.

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