Rick van der Ploeg, Anthony Venables, 01 November 2010

Dutch disease symptoms often plague economies that experience surges in foreign exchange due to natural resource or aid income. Discussion Paper 8086 analyses how an economy's capacity for absorbing capital determines the incidence and extent of Dutch disease.

Michael Emerson, 15 November 2006

Written in November 2006, this essay discusses what is meant by the curious but critical phrase 'absorptive capacity.'

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