Sources for the 2018-19 Season


International Statistical Institute Developing Countries

Composition of macro geographical (continental) regions, geographical sub-regions, and selected economic and other groupings United Nations, UNData

FtSe Global equity Index Series Country Classification September 2013

Economic Growth

Environmental Support



Diamond, Jared. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. New York: Viking, 2004.

Molyneaux, Paul. Swimming in Circles: Aquaculture and the End of Wild Oceans. New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2006.

Starr, Christopher. Woodland Management. Ramsbury, UK: The Crowood Press, 2005.

Wild, Anthony. Coffee: A Dark History. New York: Norton, 2005


Aragón, F M and J P Rud (2013) “Natural resources and local communities: Evidence from a Peruvian gold mine”, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 5(2): 1–25.

Balancing economic growth and environmental protection. Recorded 3 Aug. 2017. Performance by Noah Leavitt and Armie Montemurro, 2017.

Bebbington, Anthony, et al. "The Overlapping Geographies of Resource Extraction." ReVista, Harvard, Accessed 13 Dec. 2014.

Becker, Andreas. "Economic Growth vs. Environmental Protection." DW, Deutsche Welle, 16 June 2013, Accessed 13 Dec. 2018.

Blair, Alex. "Africa's Natural Resources: 3 Things Governments Need to Get Right." The Politics of Poverty, Oxfam America, 2 Apr. 2015, Accessed 13 Dec. 2018.

Corden, W M and J P Neary (1982) “Booming sector and de-industrialization in a small open economy”, Economic Journal, 92: 825–848.

De Haas, R and S Poelhekke (2016) “Mining matters: Natural resource extraction and local business constraints”, EBRD Working Paper No 190, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London.

Expert Group Report. "Climate Change, Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Management (CEEN) in Development." The Research Council of Norway. Originally published in The Research Council of Norway, 11 Sept. 2014.

Furtado, Jose I. dos R., and Tamara Belt, editors. Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability. World Bank Institute, 2000.

Gelb, Alan and Kaiser, Kai and Viñuela, Lorena, How Much Does Natural Resource Extraction Really Diminish National Wealth? The Implications of Discovery (July 9, 2012). Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 290. or

​Hirschman, A O (1958) The strategy of economic development, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Van der Ploeg, F (2011) “Natural resources: Curse or blessing?”, Journal of Economic Literature,49(2): 366–420.


Affirmative Sources [please cut and paste the link into the browser directly if you encounter any problems accessing it}

Bebbington, Anthony. "Resource extraction and infrastructure threaten forest cover and community rights." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 3 Dec. 2018.

Downey, Liam et al. “Natural Resource Extraction, Armed Violence, and Environmental Degradation”  Organization & environment vol. 23,4 (2010): 417-445.

Eisenstadt, Todd A., and Karleen West. "In Ecuador, Indigenous Environmental Attitudes Affected by Proximity to Oil Extraction." New Security Beat, Wilson Center, 27 Mar. 2017, Accessed 13 Dec. 2018.

Negative Sources [please cut and paste the link into the browser directly if you encounter any problems accessing it}

Harrington, Ella. Are Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability Compatible? A Study of Theory, Policy and Practice. 2013. U of Limerick.

Toman, Michael. "The Roles of the Environment and Natural Resources in Economic Growth Analysis." 2003. Resources For The Future, Washington, pp. 02-71.

The Georgia Institute of Technology. Environmental Metrics and Indicators. Available at