Theses Master's

Study on the Resource Curse in Lvliang City

Wu, Da

Many studies show that natural resources will not necessarily bring about economic growth. Countries and regions with rich natural resources tend to have slower economic growth than those with scarce natural resources, that is to say, rich natural resources have hindered economic growth. This phenomenon is called Resource Curse.

Resource Curse is also common in in China, especially for resource-based cities. This thesis takes Lvliang, a coal city located in Shanxi Province as the example, studies the common symptoms and specific symptoms of resource curse problem in Lvliang mainly from the perspective of economy, society and land use, and tries to give a relatively comprehensive and accurate description of the problem. Based on that, some suggestions are put forward.

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More About This Work

Academic Units
Urban Planning
Thesis Advisors
Wu, Weiping
M.S., Columbia University
Published Here
July 17, 2019