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
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.