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McGill University,
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Book:

Prosperity's Promise - The Amazon Rubber Boom and Distorted Economic Development

Barham, B.L. and O.T. Coomes. 1996. Prosperity's Dellplain Latin American Studies Series, Westview Press, Boulder, CO., USA. , 179 pp.


"This study provides the first integrative economic analysis of one of Latin America's most explosive natural resource export booms. The authors combine economic and geographical perspectives to build persuasive theoretical and empirical arguments linking micro- and macro-economic processes and to explain the key features and outcomes of the boom. The conclude by laying out the essential lessons learned for assesing the role of resource extraction in developing regional economies."

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Department of Geography

McGill University

805 Sherbrooke Street West

Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 0B9

phone: (514) 398-4111 fax: (514) 398-7437

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