Resource Nationalism

A study entitled 'The rise of resource nationalism: A resurgence of state control in an era of free markets or the legitimate search for a new equilibrium?' has been compiled by Mike Solomon, with the intention of informing a multi-stakeholder dialogue on state participation in mining.

The document can be downloaded here as a 4 MB PDF file.

The intention of this document is to stimulate discussion, so comments are very welcome indeed. Please e-mail your comments, criticisms, or corrections to the SAIMM Mineral Economics Committee at
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