The Hidden Curse of Natural Resources: Economic Impacts at Home & Abroad | Dr. Alexander James

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Date(s) - Thursday, January 24, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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49th State Brewing Company



The Resource Curse: A Statistical Mirage?

A surprising feature of resource-rich economies is slow growth. It is often argued that natural-resource production impedes development by creating market or institutional failures. A declining resource sector is disproportionately reflected in resource-dependent countries. Dr. James Alexander argues that there is little evidence that resource dependence impedes growth in non-resource sectors.

Dr. James was born in Northern California and received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wyoming in 2012. After graduating, he worked for two years as a research fellow at the Center for the Analysis of Resource-Rich Economies at the University of Oxford and is currently Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Alaska Anchorage. His research interests broadly include resource-rich economies and he has published numerous articles that examine the social and economic consequences of natural-resource booms and busts.







Program Details
  • Check-in will begin at 5:30pm with seating available on a first-come first-serve basis. The program will begin at 6:00.
  • Those with online reservations do not need to present ticket confirmation at the door, we will have all confirmed attendees on a list at check-in.
  • Food at this program will be available for individual order and purchase from 49th State Brewing Co. If you wish to do so, plan on arriving early to ensure you receive your meal by the end of the program.
  • Online registration will close at midnight on January 23. Remaining tickets will be available for purchase the day of the program at the door from 5:30pm.


Complimentary parking is available in nearby EasyPark Alaska lots for individuals who preregister online the day before to attend this program. Successful registrants will receive an email the day before to the program with parking details.



High school and full-time college students who register in advance receive complimentary admission and a voucher for a lunch item of their choosing thanks to the generous support of BP.

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
General Admission
General admission. Does not include food.
Board Member Admission
Admission for current board members of the Alaska World Affairs Council. Does not include food.
Members Admission
Admission for current members of the Alaska World Affairs Council. Does not include food.
Ambassador Member Admission
For current Ambassador level members ($1000+/year) of the Alaska World Affairs Council and their complimentary guest. Does not include food.
Board Guest Admission
For non-member guests of current Board members, registration must be submitted by hosting Board Member. Does not include food.
BP Employee Admission
Complimentary Admission to Bp Employee and Guest with card. Does not include food.
Punchcard Admission
For current punchcard holders only. Must present punchcard at check-in. Does not include food.
Student Admission
For current full-time students with valid ID. Dinner programs do not include food voucher.