Ghana and Its Newfound Oil: Can It Use the Alaska Model to Avoid the Resource Curse?

Michael Giberson A discovery of significant amounts of oil in Ghana has inspired a great deal of inquiry into how the country can avoid falling victim to the “resource curse,” the surprisingly low levels of economic development and weakening of political and social institutions sometimes associated with discovery and exploitation of valuable natural resources. In … More Ghana and Its Newfound Oil: Can It Use the Alaska Model to Avoid the Resource Curse?