What is the Problem with Natural Resource Wealth?
Working Paper #97
About the Authors
Macartan Humphreys is assistant professor of political science at Columbia University and publishes on the politics of economic policy making, bargaining theory, and rebel behavior in civil war.
Director, Earth Institute
Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University and the director of The UN Millennium Project. In 2004 and 2005 he was named one of the most influential leaders in the world by Time magazine and is the recipient of the Sargent Shriver Award for Equal Justice.
Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)
Joseph E. Stiglitz is President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, and Chairman of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. He is University Professor at Columbia, teaching in its Economics Department, its Business School, and its School of International and Public Affairs. He chaired the UN Commission of Experts on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System, created in the aftermath of the financial crisis by the President of the General Assembly. He is former Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank and Chairman of President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2001.