Resource Constraints and Global Growth

Evidence from the Financial Sector

  • Efundem Agboraw
  • Aled Jones

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Efundem Agboraw, Aled Jones
    Pages 1-4
  3. Efundem Agboraw, Aled Jones
    Pages 5-40
  4. Efundem Agboraw, Aled Jones
    Pages 41-91
  5. Efundem Agboraw, Aled Jones
    Pages 93-118
  6. Efundem Agboraw, Aled Jones
    Pages 119-128
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 129-135

About this book


With substantial risks arising from resource constraints on global growth, serious questions are being posed about how a scarcity of finite resources may impact global social and political fragility. The research which forms the core of this book focuses on how this scarcity will impact the financial sector, especially through insurance, pension and banking activities. The UK finance sector, which is considered to be amongst the most globalised, is placed under the microscope, and its approaches to food and oil are particularly noteworthy. Interviews with senior financial experts are analysed alongside more traditional quantitative economic analysis to explore potential future impacts, the scope of natural resource constraints and their impact on the economy.


Global growth Natural resources Resource constaints Financial sector Environmental economics Economic growth Economic development Political fragility Quantitative economic analysis Environmental Insurance Economics risks Climatic risks Technological risks Political risks Demographic risks Pensions Adverse selection BASEL III Resource scarcity

Authors and affiliations

  • Efundem Agboraw
    • 1
  • Aled Jones
    • 2
  1. 1.Liverpool School of Tropical MedicineLiverpoolUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Global Sustainability InstituteAnglia Ruskin UniversityCambridgeUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-67752-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-67753-8
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Finance, Business & Banking