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Resource Constraints and Global Growth

Evidence from the Financial Sector


  • Explores the consequences of climate change on economic growth through evidence from the UK financial sector

  • Explains the role of natural resources in economic growth

  • Empirically investigates the social, political and economic effects of natural resource constraints


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

  1. 1.Liverpool School of Tropical MedicineLiverpoolUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Global Sustainability InstituteAnglia Ruskin UniversityCambridgeUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Efundem Agboraw is Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK. Her research focuses on the impact of natural resource scarcity on global economic growth.

Aled Jones is Director of the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University, UK. He is one of the acknowledged global leaders in public–private finance related to the green economy.

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