CFDP 793

Resources, Technology, and Development: Will the Table Be Bare When Poor Countries Get There?


Publication Date: May 1986

Pages: 21


This paper discusses the net effect of these two economic forces on developing countries: Is the drag to economic advance from dwindling resources outweighed by the accompanying technological advances? Or will the potential scarcity of resources during the next century on balance weigh down the pace of economic progress?


Natural resources, Economic growth, Technology, Resource depletion

JEL Classification Codes:  111, 721, 621

See CFP: 660