Could resource rents finance universal access to infrastructure? A first exploration of needs and rents

Fuß S, Chen C, Jakob M, Marxen A, Rao ND, & Edenhofer O (2016). Could resource rents finance universal access to infrastructure? A first exploration of needs and rents. Environment and Development Economics 21 (6): 691-712. DOI:10.1017/S1355770X16000139.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Energy (ENE)
Depositing User: Michaela Rossini
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2016 09:55
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2017 08:28
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/13344

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