UK loss of North Sea Oil

UK & Norway largely share the North Sea Oil. While similar amounts were extracted, UK received some GBP400 billion less than Norway. “Given political stability and competent institutions, a state can have both a relatively high tax burden on its industry and direct ownership of assets, and deliver more revenue for its citizens and still attract investment” – this is the lesson that the authors, David Manley & Keith Myers at the Natural Resource Governance Institute draw from their analysis.