Past Event

The Rise of Resource Nationalism

October 25, 2011
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Jerome Greene Hall, Case Lounge

The Rise of Resource Nationalism: the Quest for the Restoration of State Control in an Era of Free Markets or the Legitimate Search for a New Equilibrium? 

A panel discussion on “The Rise of Resource Nationalism: the Quest for the Restoration of State Control in an Era of Free Markets or the Legitimate Search for a New Equilibrium?” with

  • Michael Solomon, Mining engineer and Chairman of the Mineral Economics Committee, Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • Laurent Coche, Senior Vice President for Sustainability, Continental Africa, AngloGold Ashanti
  • Alais Ole-Morindat, Chair, Tanzania Natural Resource Forum
  • Antonio Pedro, Director, Sub-regional Office for Eastern Africa of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

moderated by:

Peter Rosenblum, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein Clinical Professor of Human Rights Law, Columbia Law School

Michael Solomon began with a presentation on the origin and rising sentiment of resource nationalism in emerging economies. Peter Rosenblum then moderated a discussion with Laurent Coche, Alais Ole-Morindat, Antonio Pedro, and participants on the capture and management of resource rents, the related consequences on the political economy, and the impact that resource nationalism as well as the consequent political economy have on investment risk premiums and FDI into the extractive sectors.

Listen to the audio of the talk and discussion.