Essays on the Role of Information in Natural Resource Exploration and Development

Robert Mark Isaac
Because natural resource exploration and development are inherently risky undertakings, information can be a valuable commodity in these processes. A survey of the literature concerning information and resources is contained in Chapter 1, and the areas of interest for this thesis are introduced. Aspects of the role of information early in the exploration process are considered in Chapter 2, as the public and private provision and valuation of exploratory information are examined. The role of...
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