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[23PacRimLPolyJ0579] Global Analytical Lessons for Evaluating a Myanmar Sovereign Wealth Fund

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dc.contributor.author Gilbert, Oliver T.
dc.date 2014-08
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-12T13:49:15Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-12T13:49:15Z
dc.date.issued 2014-06
dc.identifier.citation 23 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 579 (2014) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1066-8632
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1375
dc.description Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, volume 23 no.3, June 2014 en_US
dc.description.abstract Oliver T. Gilbert, M.A. (Johns Hopkins University), B.A. (George Washington University). Abstract: After decades of international condemnation, Myanmar, also known as Burma, has initiated rapid political, economic, and legal reforms. In recognition of these reforms, Western governments have broadly curtailed longstanding sanctions against investing in Myanmar. This sudden opportunity for foreign companies to extract Myanmar’s plentiful petroleum resources has increased the need for Myanmar to implement resource revenue management strategies to guard against adverse consequences of the resource curse. Among these strategies is a call by respected global commentators to create a Myanmar sovereign wealth fund (“SWF”). This article describes each of the main effects generally associated with the resource curse and analyzes how existing global SWFs have been designed to help countries prevent these problems. This article then explores Myanmar’s current political and economic environment to speculate how establishing a SWF would address resource curse concerns and impact Myanmar. In doing so, this article argues that Myanmar currently lacks necessary legal, political, economic, and managerial capacities to support a national sovereign wealth fund at the present time. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Article en_US
dc.title [23PacRimLPolyJ0579] Global Analytical Lessons for Evaluating a Myanmar Sovereign Wealth Fund en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Compilation © 2014 Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal Association en_US


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