Original paper

The Local Impact of Mining on Poverty and Inequality: Evidence from the Commodity Boom in Peru

Volume: 84, Pages: 219 - 234
Published: Aug 1, 2016
Abstract
This paper studies the impact of mining activity on socioeconomic outcomes in local communities in Peru. In the 1990s and 2000s, the value of Peruvian mining exports grew by 15 times; and since the early 2000s, one-half of fiscal revenues from mining have been devolved to local governments. Has this boom benefitted people in local communities? Using the district-level “poverty map” of 2007 (the latest available with accurate data on consumption,...
Paper Details
Title
The Local Impact of Mining on Poverty and Inequality: Evidence from the Commodity Boom in Peru
Published Date
Aug 1, 2016
Volume
84
Pages
219 - 234
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