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    BOOKS (AS AUTHOR, EDITOR, CO-EDITOR, MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR)

      

      J. Otto, C. Andrews, J. Tilton, F. Cawood, J Stermole, F. Stermole, M. Doggett, P. Guj  2007, Royalties Mineros:  un estudio global de su impacto en los inversionistas,  el gobierno y la sociedad civil, in Spanish, Santiago: Ediciones Universidad Catolica de Chile with the World  Bank,  2007.  

    J. Otto, M. Beraun & J, Cordes 2006; Global Mining Taxation Comparative Study 2nd edition, in Chinese, Beijing: Geological Publishing House of the Ministry of Land and Resources, 2006.  

    J. Otto, C. Andrews, J. Tilton, F. Cawood, J Stermole, F. Stermole, M. Doggett, P. Guj  2006, Mining Royalties:  A Global Study of Their Impact on Investors, Government and Civil Society, Washington DC: World  Bank,  2006  

    J. Otto & J. Cordes 2002; The Regulation of Mineral Enterprises: A Global Perspective on Economics, Law and Policy; Westminster CO: RMMLF.  

    J. Otto, M. Beraun & J, Cordes 2000; Global Mining Taxation Comparative Study 2nd edition, Golden CO: Colorado School of Mines, 310pgs.  

    J. Otto & H. Kim (Eds) 1998; Proceedings of the Workshop on Sustainable Development of Non-Renewable Natural Resources Toward the 21st Century, New York October 21-23, New York: United Nations Revolving Fund, 205pgs.  

    J. Otto et al 1998; Mining Legislative Frameworks in Asian Countries, London: Mining Journal Books Ltd. in conjunction with the United Nations Revolving Fund, 570pgs.  

    J. Otto, J. Cordes, N.Stevens, J. Stermole, P. Byrne 1997; Global Mining Taxation Comparative Study, Golden CO: Colorado School of Mines, 240pgs.  

    J. Otto (Ed) 1995; The Taxation of Mineral Enterprises, London: Graham and Trotman/Kluwer, London, 397pgs.  

    J. Otto & T. Waelde (Eds) 1992; Mineral Investment Conditions in Selected Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1197, 361pgs.

    J. Otto (Ed) 1992; Minerals Industry Taxation Policies for Asia and the Pacific, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1200, 171pgs.    

    CHAPTERS AND CONTRIBUTIONS IN EDITED BOOKS  

    James Otto (forthcoming 2016), “The Taxation of Extractive Industries: Mining,” Extractive Industries and the Development of Low-Income Economies: Can the careful management of extractive resources be a driver of sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction?, Oxford University Press/UNU-WIDER.  

    James Otto (forthcoming 2016), “How Do We Legislate For Improved Community Development?” Extractive Industries and the Development of Low-Income Economies: Can the careful management of extractive resources be a driver of sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction?, Oxford University Press/UNU-WIDER.

    James Otto, Lisa E. Sachs, Perrine Toledano, Jacky Mandelbaum 2013, “Impacts of fiscal reforms on country attractiveness: Learning from the facts,” Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy 2011-2012, ed. by Karl P. Sauvant, Oxford University Press, pp.345-386.  

    James Otto 2009, “Global Trends in Mine Reclamation and Closure Regulation,” Mining, Society and a Sustainable World, ed. Jeremy Richards, Springer-Verlag.  

    James Otto and Julien Hartley 2008, “Managing Mineral Resources: From Curse to Blessing,” Post-Stabilization Economics in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Mozambique,  ed. Jean Clement and Shanaka Peris, International Monetary Fund, pp.288-322.  

    James Otto 2005; “Security of Tenure: Time Limits,” International Comparative Mineral Law and Policy: Trends and Prospects, The Hague: Kluwer Law International, pp.353-372.  

    James Otto 2000; “Institutional Frameworks: Process and Implementation,” Sustainable Development and the Future of Mineral Development, UNEP, 24pgs.  

    James Otto and Hajime Myoi 1998 “Foreword: Changing Mineral Policy and Regulatory Systems in Asian Nations,” Mining Legislative Frameworks in Asian Countries, London: Mining Journal Books Ltd. in conjunction with the United Nations Revolving Fund,  p..ii.  

    James Otto 1995; "Foreword," The Taxation of Mineral Enterprises, ed. J. Otto, London: Graham and Trotman, pp.xiii-xviii.  

    James Otto 1995; "Legal Approaches to Assessing Mineral Royalties," The Taxation of Mineral Enterprises, ed. J. Otto, London: Graham and Trotman, pp.131-156.  

    James Otto 1994; "The Changing Regulatory Framework for Foreign Direct Investment in Mining: A Study in Liberalization," World Development Report, Geneva: UNCTAD, pp.296-301.  

    James Otto 1994; "The International Competition for Mineral Investment: Implications for Asia-Pacific," Asia Pacific Resource Development: Exploration and Policy Directions ed Peter Crowley, Canberra: PECC Minerals and Energy Forum Secretariat through Australian National University, pp.11-23; (originally presented at the Sixth Minerals and Energy Forum of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, Beijing 16 - 18 March 1994; also available as CPMLP Professional Paper Series SP15 ISBN 0 906343 60 7, 17 pgs, 1994).  

    James Otto; "Mineral Sector Taxation Methods: A Global Review 1992," Minerals Industry Taxation Policies for Asia and the Pacific, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1200, pp.11-21. (also available as CPMLP Seminar Paper Series SP12 ISBN 0 906343 56 9, 1993 11pgs)  

    James Otto 1992; "Taxation Methods Which Have Been Used in Selected Mineral Producing Nations," Minerals Industry Taxation Policies for Asia and the Pacific, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1200, pp.33-55. (originally presented at the United Nations Seminar on Analysis of Taxation Policies in Minerals and Metals Industries, Guangchou, China, 9-14 August 1992; also available as CPMLP Seminar Paper Series SP5 ISBN 0 906343 43 7, 1992 11pgs)  

    James Otto 1992; "The Legal Valuation of Minerals for the Purpose of Determining a Royalty Tax," Minerals Industry Taxation Policies for Asia and the Pacific, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1200, pp.77-94. (also available as CPMLP Seminar Paper Series SP5 ISBN 0 906343 44 5, 1992 31pgs)   

    James Otto 1992; "Global Transition in Mining Laws and Tax Systems," Minerals Industry Taxation Policies for Asia and the Pacific, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1200, pp.3-10. (originally presented at the Slovak Exploration and Mining Industry Investment Workshop, Bratislava, Slovakia 1-3 July 1992; also available as CPMLP Seminar Paper Series SP4 ISBN 0 906343 42 9, 1992 16pgs)  

    Thomas Waelde and James Otto 1992; "Introduction to Mineral Investment Conditions the Asia-Pacific Region", Mineral Investment Conditions in Selected Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1197, pp.1-5.

    James Otto 1992; "Criteria for Assessing Mineral Investment Conditions", Mineral Investment Conditions in Selected Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, New York, United Nations ST/ESCAP/1197, pp.6-34.  

    James Otto 1992; "Indonesia: The Effect of a Transparent Regulatory System on Foreign Mineral Investment", Mineral Investment Conditions in Selected Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1197, pp.99-128.  

    James Otto 1992; "Malaysia: The Effect of a Joint State and Federal Regulatory System on Foreign Mineral Investment", Mineral Investment Conditions in Selected Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1197, pp.129-150.  

    James Otto 1992; "Myanmar: The Effect of a Nonvisible Regulatory System on Foreign Mineral Investment", Mineral Investment Conditions in Selected Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1197, pp.180-206.  

    James Otto 1992; "Philippines: The Effect of an Interim Regulatory System on Foreign Mineral Investment," Mineral Investment Conditions in Selected Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1197, pp.207-238.  

    James Otto and Julie Prud'homme 1992; "Vietnam: Prospects for Foreign Mineral Investment in a Transitional Economy", Mineral Investment Conditions in Selected Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1197, pp.296-329.  

    James Otto 1992; "A Global Survey of Mineral Company Investment Preferences", Mineral Investment Conditions in Selected Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1197, pp.330-342.  

    James Otto and James Dorian 1989; "Metal Trade and Industry Protection: The Metals Exporting Developing Countries," Surplus Capacity in the International Metals Industry, edited by J Cordes and T Torries, Littleton CO: Society of Mining Engineers AIME, pp.67-82.  

    James Otto 1989; "China's Coal Industry: Prospects for Investment," The Dynamics of Expanding Coal Supply in the Asia Pacific Region, Honolulu: Pasha Publications and East West Center, pp.47 71.  

    James Otto 1988; "Property Evaluation: For the Nation and for the Private Investor," Mineral Resource Assessment for National Planning and Policy Formulation, edited by A Clark and C Johnson, Tokyo: Asian Productivity Organization, pp.105 138.  

    James Otto and James Dorian 1987; "Analysis of Selected Minerals Markets in the Asia Pacific Region," Pacific Rim Markets for Alaska's Natural Resources, Anchorage: Alaska Center for International Business University of Alaska, pp.III1 III166.  

    James Otto, Allen Clark, Charles Johnson, James Dorian 1987; "Nonfuel Minerals: Status and Policies in Selected PECC Countries," a study conducted for the Asian Development Bank published in Minerals and Energy Forum: Papers and Reports, edited by Neil Smith and Ben Smith, Canberra: Pacific Economic Coordinating Conference Minerals and Energy Forum Secretariat/Australia Japan Research Centre Australian National University, pp.205 307.  

    James Otto, Allen Clark, Charles Johnson 1987; "Pacific Ocean Minerals: The Next Twenty Years," The Pacific Rim   Investment, Development and, Trade, edited by Peter Nemetz, Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, pp.199-222.  

    Charles Johnson and James Otto 1985; "Thinking About Nodule Economics," Pacific Mineral Resources  Physical, Economic and Legal Issues, edited by C Johnson and A Clark, Honolulu: East West Center, pp.501 520.   

    JOURNALS (EDITORIAL POSITIONS)   

    Co-editor: Resources Policy (1994-2006) 

    Special edition editor: Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law Vol.14  no.3 August 1996 

    Editorial Board member: Raw Materials Report - The Journal of Mineral Policy, Business and Environment (1994-2000) 

    Editorial Board member: Gospodarka Surowcami Mineralnymi 2001-2005 (a Central European mining policy journal)   

    JOURNAL ARTICLES   

    J. Otto, “The Competitive Position of Countries Seeking Exploration and Development Investment,” Journal of the Society of Economic Geologists, Special Publication 12, 1-17, 2006.  

    J. Otto, "Comparative International Tax Regimes," 50 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Isnt. 17:1-46 (2004)  

    J. Otto, A. Mallett, “Russian Non-Fuel Mineral Sector Regulatory System,” Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 21(1) 19-48, 2003.  

    J. Otto, K. Naito and R. Pring, “Environmental regulation of exploration and mining operations in Asian Countries,” Natural Resources Forum 23(4) 323-334 (1999).  

    R. Pring, J. Otto, K. Naito, “Trends in International Environmental Law Affecting the Mining Industry: Part 2,” Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 17(2) 151-177, 1999. 

     R. Pring, J.Otto, K. Naito, “International Environmental Law Affecting the Mining Industry: Part 1,” Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 17(1), 39-55 (1999).  

    K. Naito, J. Otto, D. Smith, H. Myoi, “Legal Aspects of Exploration and Mining: A Comparative Study of Mining Law in Asia, Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 17(1), 1-12 (1999).  

    K. Sawada, J. Otto, “Expanding the Mission of the UN Revolving Funds,” Journal of Mineral Policy, Business and Environment 13(4), 40-43 (1998).  

    V. Egorova and J. Otto, “Restructuring the Ukranian Coal Industry,” Resources Policy 24(3) 157-166 (1988).

      K. Naito, H. Myoi, J. Otto, D. Smith, M. Kamitani, “Mineral projects in Asian countries – Geology, regulation, fiscal regimes and the environment,” Resources Policy 24(2) 87-93 (1998).  

    K. Naito, J. Otto, R. Eggert, “Mineral investment risk and opportunities in Asia,” Resources Policy 24(2) 77-78 (1998).  

    K. Naito and J. Otto, “Legislative regimes for exploration and mining projects: Formulating guidelines to assess regulatory requirements,” Society of Economic Geologists Newsletter, 33 (April 1998): 14-15.  

    J. Otto, “Global changes in mining laws, agreements and tax systems,” Resources Policy 24(2) 79-86 (1998).  

    J. Otto, “Synopsis” lead article in special mining issue of Asia-Pacific Tax Bulletin, 4(8/9) 303-306 (1998).  

    J. Otto; "A National Mineral Policy as a Regulatory Tool," Resources Policy 23 (1/2) 1-8 (1997).  

    J. Otto; “Foreword: the Changing Regulatory Framework for Mining Ventures,” Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 14 (3) 251-261 (1996).  

    A. Lipinski and J. Otto; "New Polish Mining and Petroleum Legislation," Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 14 (3) 325-345 (1996).  

    J. Otto; "Legal Risk Analysis for Mining Projects," Minerals Industry International No. 1025 July 1995, pp.18-22 (IMM Bulletin, originally presented at Risk Assessment in the Extractive Industries Conference 22-24 March 1994, Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, London).   

    J. Otto; "National Geological Surveys: Policies and Practices," Resources Policy 21 (1) 27-35, March 1995.  

    J. Otto and D. MacDougall; "Project Financing and the Mineral Development Agreement," Transactions: the Journal of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Vol. 103, pp.117-123, 1994.  

    J. Otto; "Determining the Appropriate Level of Environmental Expenditure," Journal of Mining Research 2 (2) 13-18, 1993 (originally presented at the Sixth Minerals and Energy Forum of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, Beijing 16 - 18 March 1994).  

    A. Lipinski and J. Otto; "Polish Mineral Legislation and Policies in Transition," Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 11 (1) 17-26, February 1993.  

    J. Otto; "Indonesian Coal Model Contract and Coal in Developing Nations," The Journal of Mineral Policy, Business and Environment 9 (2) 19-26, 1993.  

    J. Otto; "Effective Environmental Mining Legislation for Developing Countries," Environmental Mining, July 1993   

    J. Otto; "China's Non Energy Minerals Industry: Taxation and Income Distribution," by J Otto, Materials and Society 14 (1) 79-101, 1990.  

    A. Clark, J. Dorian, J. Otto, C. Johnson, L. Bozich, C. Songquan, Z. Jian,  D. Yongquan, D. Jianquo;  "Resource Assessment and Economic Analysis: A Study of Mineral Resources in the Altay Mountain Area, Xinjiang China", Materials and Society 13 (2) 71-129, 1989.  

    J. Otto, A. Clark, C. Johnson; "Pacific Ocean Minerals: The Next Twenty Years," Journal of Business Administration 16 (2) 199-222, 1986.  

    C. Johnson, J. Otto, A. Clark; "Pacific Seabed: A Treasure Trove for the 21st Century," Pacific World Directory, 1 (1) 41-42 October 1986.

      

    C. Johnson and J. Otto; "Manganese Nodule Project Economics   Factors Relating to the Pacific Region," Resources Policy , pp.17 28, March 1986.

        OCCASIONAL PAPERS   

    J Otto; “Recent developments in mining royalty, government takes and the burden on mining companies,” Mining Law (newsletter of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure of the International Bar Association) Vol.2, No.2, 4-5, 2008.  

    J Otto; “Where do I get my social licence to operate,” Mining Law (newsletter of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure of the International Bar Association) Vol.2, No.1, 1-11, 2008.  

    J. Otto; "The Exploration and Mine Development Regulatory Time Dilemma," CPMLP Professional Paper Series PP15 ISBN 0 906343 79 8, 25 pgs, 1995.  

    J. Otto; "Tabulated Results of a Global Survey of Geological Survey Organisations," CPMLP Professional Paper Series PP10, ISBN 0 906343 70 4, 31 pgs, 1994.  

    J. Otto and D. Barberis; "Environmental Legislation in Mining and the Need for EIA and Pollution Control," CPMLP Professional Paper Series ISBN 0 906343, 64 pgs, 1994 (prepared for the Southern Africa Development Community Countries on Environmental Impact Assessment and Pollution Control training course, Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft e.V., Harare, Zimbabwe, 2-18 Nov 1994).  

    J. Otto; "The International Competition for Mineral Investment: Implications for Asia-Pacific," CPMLP Professional Paper Series ISBN 0 906343 60 7, 17 pgs, 1994, also published in the proceedings of the Sixth Minerals and Energy Forum of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, Beijing 16 - 18 March 1994.  

    J. Otto; "Regulatory Approaches to Mining and the Environment in Developing Nations: Examples for Africa," proceedings of International Workshop for SADC Countries on Environment Management in Mining, Windhoek, Namibia September 1993, also published as CPMLP Professional Paper Series 13 ISBN 0 906343 58 5, 25 pgs, 1993.  

    J. Otto and B. Land; "Mining and Petroleum Industries: A Comparative Overview of Industry Structure and Investment Terms," The Petroleum and Mineral Law Society Newsletter, Issue 4/5, April 1993, pp.4-8.  

    J. Otto; "Effective Environmental Mining Legislation for Developing Countries," CPMLP Professional Paper Series SP12 ISBN 0 906343 56 9, 11 pgs, 1993 (also published by Environmental Mining July 1993, originally presented at the SADC Mining Sector Coordinating Unit Mining and the Environment Workshop, 1-3 December 1992, Lusaka, Zambia, 12 pgs.)  

    J. Otto; "Taxation Methods Which Have Been Used in Selected Mineral Producing Nations," CPMLP Seminar Paper Series SP5 ISBN 0 906343 43 7, 11pgs, 1992 (originally presented at the United Nations Seminar on Analysis of Taxation Policies in Minerals and Metals Industries, Guangchou, China, 9-14 August 1992)  

    J. Otto; "The Legal Valuation of Minerals for the Purpose of Determining a Royalty Tax," CPMLP Professional Paper Series SP1 ISBN 0 906343 44 5, 31 pgs, 1992)  

    J. Otto; "Criteria and Methodology for Assessing Mineral Investment Conditions," CPMLP Professional Paper Series SP6 ISBN 0 906343 45 3, 34 pgs, 1992 (originally presented at the United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Rationalization and Modernization of Mining Codes and Legislation, Bangkok, 16-18 March 1992)  

    J. Otto and P. Bakkar; "Mineral Investment in Asian Regions - A Checklist for Success" CPMLP Professional Paper Series SP1 ISBN 0 906343 51 8, 8 pgs, 1992.  

    J. Otto; "Global Transition in Mining Laws and Tax Systems," CPMLP Seminar Paper Series SP4 ISBN 0 906343 42 9, 16pgs, 1992.  

    J. Otto; "The Role of the Minerals Sector in the National Economies of Selected Asia/Pacific Countries," East West Center Working Paper RSI 88 2, Honolulu, 37 pgs, November 1987. 

    PAPERS IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS & PRESENTATIONS 

    J. Otto, “The Taxation of Extractive Industries: Mining,” Extractive Industries and the Development of Low-Income Economies, UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland, 9-13 April 2016.  

    J. Otto, “How Do We Legislate For Improved Community Development?” Extractive Industries and the Development of Low-Income Economies, Helsinki, Finland, UNU-WIDER, 9-13 April 2016.

    J. Otto, “Mining Taxation Systems,” Modern Concepts of Mining Regulation, GIZ, Istanbul, Turkey, 7-11 November 2015.  

    J. Otto, “Community Development Agreements,” Modern Concepts of Mining Regulation, GIZ, Istanbul, Turkey, 7-11 November 2015.  

    J. Otto, “Global Trends in Mining Reclamation and Closure,” Modern Concepts of Mining Regulation, GIZ, Istanbul, Turkey, 7-11 November 2015.

    J. Otto, “Introduction to the Mines and Minerals Bill,” The Mines and Minerals Bill Consultative Conference,” World Bank, Lilongwe, Malawi1, 4-15 April 2015.

    J. Otto, “Resources Nationalization and Regulatory Reform,” presented at International Bar Association / Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Mining Law Institute, Cartagena Colombia, 22-24 April 2013   

    J. Otto, “Community Development Agreement Regulatory Framework,” Mining and Community Development, World Bank, Honiara, Solomon Islands, 18 August 2012. 

    J. Otto, “Model Community Development Agreement Regulations (A World Bank Initiative),” International Bar Association / Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Mining Law Institute, Banff, Canada, July 2010

    J. Otto, “Mine Closure Laws and Regulations — Building on Precedent,” International Bar Association / Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Institute, San Francisco, USA, 23-25 July 2009  

    J. Otto presentation, “Mining Policies, Laws and Fiscal Systems for the 21st Century,” presented at the 14th Brazilian Mining Congress; Belo Horizonte: 21 -24 September 2009.   

    J. Otto, “The Law of Sustainability: Evolving Legal and Institutional Arrangements for Extractive Industries,” International Bar Association Annual Conference, Buenos Aires 12-17 October 2008. 

     J. Otto, “Mineral Sector Reform: An Analytical Framework,” Mining Workshop, Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland, 25-26 September 2008.  

    J. Otto, “What are the Benefit Streams from Mining,” “Mining Taxation Regimes: A Global Perspective and Alaska’s Position,” “Country Risk Assessment: A Tool of Mineral Sector Reform,” “International Tends in Mining Investment and Regulation,” “Factors to Consider in a State Mining Policy,” presentations to the Alaska State Government, Anchorage 14-18 July 2008.  

    J. Otto, “Mining Royalties: A Multidisciplinary Review,” International Bar Association Biennial Conference of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law, Copenhagen 27-30 April 2008.  

    J. Otto, “International Mining Tenure Systems,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Mining Law Short Course, 12-16 May 2008 (powerpoint only).  

    J. Otto, “Global Trends in Mine Reclamation and Closure Regulation,” International Mining and Oil and gas Law, Development, and Investment, Paper No.9A, Page 9A-1 (Rocky Mt. Min. L. Fdn. 2007), Buenos Aires.  

    J. Otto, “Taxation Regimes,” World Bank Group Mining Fiscal Issues Workshop, Washington DC , 4-5 October 4-5 2006.  

    J. Otto, “International Mining Taxation Regimes: Implications for Bolivia,” Vision of the Bolivian Mining Industry, La Paz Bolivia, 28-29 March 2006.  

    J. Otto, “Reforming a Country’s Mining Code,” India Mining Summit 2006, 9-10 February, 2006; Bhubaneswar: 9-10 February, 2006 (also session Chair:  Financial and Fiscal Issues)  

    J.Otto, “Negotiation of a Mineral Agreement,” “A National Mineral Policy as a Regulatory Tool,” “Developments in Mine Taxation,” Prime Minister’s Workshop on the Future of the Mineral Sector; Conakry (Guinea): 2-28 January 2006.  

    J. Otto, “Comparative International Tax Regimes,” National Mining Conference, Medellin (Colombia): 16-19 November 2005.  

    J. Otto, “Economic Impact of Taxation of Natural Resources Industries,” 2005 International Bar Association Conference, Prague: 25-30 September 2005.  

    J. Otto, “Fiscal Regimes in the Mining Sector,” Discover Mongolia 2005: International Mining Investors Forum, Ulaan Baatar:  September 14-16, 2005.   

    J. Otto, “Mine Taxation: Current Situation and Trends,” VI Encuentro Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Legislacion Minera, Buenos Aires: 6-7 September 2005. 

     J. Otto, “¿Cuáles son los beneficios de la minería: sólo los impuestos?” 1er Foro National de Minera, Guatemala City: 1-2 December 2004.  

    J. Otto, “Comparación de Regulaciones Fiscales Internacionales,” 1er Foro National de Minera, Guatemala City: 1-2 December 2004.  

    J. Otto, “The Global Competition for Mining Investment,” VII Jornados de Derecho Minero, Santiago: 23-24 November 2004  

    J. Otto, “Creating a Positive Investment Climate for Mining,” Monitoring Science and Technology Symposium, Denver: 20-24  September 2004.  

    J. Otto, “What are the Benefit Streams from Mining: Only Taxes?” World Mine Ministers Forum, Toronto: 6 March 2004  J. Otto, “Creating a Positive Investment Climate to Generate National Benefits,” National Mining Conference, Manila, December 3-4, 2003  

    J. Otto,  “Competitive Position of Peru's Mining Fiscal System,” Forum on Mining Investment and Taxation, at the invitation of the Mining, Petroleum and Energy Society, the Peruvian Geological Society, the Peruvian Institute of Mining Engineers, National Institute of Mines, Petroleum and Energy, November 14, 2003, Lima Peru  

    J. Otto, “Competitive Position of Mongolia’s Mineral Fiscal System,” Roundtable on Mineral Sector Reform, Ulan Batur, Mongolia, Mongolian Chamber of Mines, October 27, 2003  

    J. Otto, “Mine Reclamation: Financial Guarantees,” Workshop on Mine Reclamation, Lima,  Ministry of Mines and Energy, October 3, 2003   

    J. Otto, “Creating a Positive International Mining Investment Climate,” keynote address, Mining Law and Investment in Latin America, Lima, Peru, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, April 28-30, 2003  

    J. Otto, “Fiscal Decentralization: Large and Small Scale Mines,” Mining Sector Reform, Antananarivo, Madagascar, World Bank, February 12, 2003 

    J. Otto, “Creating a Positive Investment Climate,” keynote address, World Mine Ministries Forum, Toronto March 13-15, 2002.  

    J. Otto, “Fiscal Decentralization and Mining taxation,” keynote address, Local Management of Mineral Wealth, Washington DC World Bank/IFC, June 10-11, 2002.  

    J. Otto, “Fiscal Decentralization and Mining Taxation,” World Bank/IFC, March 2001.  

    J. Otto, “Mining Taxation in Developing Countries,” proceedings of Growth and Diversification in Mineral Economies Regional Workshop for Mineral Economies in Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, 7 to 9 November 2000.  

    J. Otto, “What is Country Risk?, Country Risk for Explorationists,” keynote address, Mining Millenium 2000, Toronto March 8, 2000.  

    J. Otto, “Global Mining Competitiveness,” China Mining 99: Laws and Practice, Dalian City, October 20-35.  

    Sawada, K. and J. Otto, “Executive Summary,” proceedings of the Workshop on Sustainable Development of Non-Renewable Natural Resources Toward the 21st Century, New York October 21-23, 1998, United Nations Revolving Fund, 5-8.  

    Otto, J., “Regulatory Systems and Private Sector Investment in Non-Renewable Resources: A Perspective on Sustainable Development,” proceedings of the Workshop on Sustainable Development of Non-Renewable Natural Resources Toward the 21st Century, New York October 21-23, 1998, United Nations Revolving Fund, 49-66.  

    Otto, J., “Regulatory Systems and Private Sector Investment in Non-Renewable Resources: A Perspective on Sustainable Development,” proceedings of the Workshop on Sustainable Development of Non-Renewable Natural Resources Toward the 21st Century, New York October 21-23, 1988, United Nations Revolving Fund 22pgs.  

    Otto, J, “Global Changes Taking Place in Mining Laws, Agreements and Tax Systems,” proceedings New Exploration Opportunities in Developing Countries: Aspects of Geology and the Risks, Vancouver Jan 26, 1998, 13 pages  

    Otto, J.; “Mineral Sector Regulation and Capital Investment;” paper presented at the New Mining Legislative Frameworks in Asian Countries summit meeting of mineral policy leaders, 22-25 July 1997 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11pages.

    Otto, J. “Security of Tenure: A Regulatory Time Dilemma,” paper presented at the 5th Asia/Pacific Mining Conference, 16-19 Oct 1996 Jakarta, Indonesia pp.II1-II18.  

    Otto, J. “ The Changing Policy and Regulatory Framework in Mining,” paper presented at the 5th Asia/Pacific Mining Conference, 16-19 Oct 1996 Jakarta, Indonesia pp.IIb1-IIb10.  

    Otto, J. "A National Mineral Policy as a Regulatory Tool," Pacific Economic Cooperation Council Minerals and Energy Forum, March 1996, Manzanilla, Mexico (16pgs).  

    Otto, J; "International Competition for Mineral Investment: Implications for Africa," paper presented at the Africa Mining Conference, 7-9 June 1995 Windhoek, Namibia and to the South African Chamber of Mines 13 June 1995, published in Africa Mining 1995, Institute of Mining and Metallurgy pp.443-456, London 1995 and also in the special Emerging Markets edition of Mining Journal Vol.325 No.8346 Sept 1995 pp.51-55.  

    Otto, J; "Mineral Policy and Regulatory Options to Promote Foreign Investment, Trade and Technology Transfers in an Internationally Competitive Marketplace," Proceedings of the International Seminar on Minerals & Mineral Based Industries in ESCAP Region, Federation of Indian Mineral Industries, Kathmandu 6-9 Dec 1994 Vol.1 pp.220-229, Vol.3 pp.652-660, pp.663-665.  

    Otto, J, "Regulatory Approaches to Mining and the Environment in Developing Nations: Examples for Africa," International Workshop for SADC Countries on Environment Management in Mining, Windhoek, Namibia September 1993, also published as CPMLP Professional Paper Series 13 ISBN 0 906343 58 5.  

    Otto, J; "The Implications of the Indonesian Model Coal Contract on the Development of Coal in Developing Nations," Coal for Development, proceedings of the Second World Coal Institute Conference 24-26 March 1993, London.  

    Otto, J et al; "Proposals and Recommendations Regarding Environmental Legislation and Regulations for the SADC Region," proceedings of the SADC Mining Sector Coordinating Unit Mining and the Environment Workshop, 1-3 December 1992, Lusaka, Zambia, 13 pgs.  

    Otto, J; "Effective Environmental Mining Legislation for Developing Countries,"  proceedings of the SADC Mining Sector Coordinating Unit Mining and the Environment Workshop, 1-3 December 1992, Lusaka, Zambia, 12 pgs.  

    Otto, J and P Bakkar; "Mineral Investment in Asian Regions - A Checklist for Success", Need and Scope of Development Under New Economic Policy of Globalisation and Technology Upgradation, Hyderbad, India, 1993, also published in Minerals, Energy and the Environment: The Outlook for the Rest of the Decade Vol.2, proceedings of the third Asia Pacific Mining Conference, Manila, 18-21 March 1992.  

    Otto, J; "Criteria and Methodology for Assessing Mineral Investment Conditions," proceedings of the United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Rationalization and Modernization of Mining Codes and Legislation, Bangkok, 16-18 March 1992.  

    Otto, J; "Malaysia's Non Energy Mineral Industry: Potential for Expansion and Diversification," Proceedings of the Geological Survey of Malaysia 1990 Conference, January 1990, Penang.    

    COMPUTER SOFTWARE

      Otto, J; Country Exploration Risk Ranking Software System, private clients.  

    Otto, J; Aluminum Complex Financial Analysis Model Handbook and ALUFAM Software Package.   

    Otto, J; Lead Zinc Project Financial Analysis Model Handbook and LZFAM Software Package  

    Otto, J; FINAMINE: A Financial Mine Analysis Computer Program and Users Manual

    Selected Publications and Reports

    BOOKS (AS AUTHOR, EDITOR, CO-EDITOR, MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR)

      

      J. Otto, C. Andrews, J. Tilton, F. Cawood, J Stermole, F. Stermole, M. Doggett, P. Guj  2007, Royalties Mineros:  un estudio global de su impacto en los inversionistas,  el gobierno y la sociedad civil, in Spanish, Santiago: Ediciones Universidad Catolica de Chile with the World  Bank,  2007.  

    J. Otto, M. Beraun & J, Cordes 2006; Global Mining Taxation Comparative Study 2nd edition, in Chinese, Beijing: Geological Publishing House of the Ministry of Land and Resources, 2006.  

    J. Otto, C. Andrews, J. Tilton, F. Cawood, J Stermole, F. Stermole, M. Doggett, P. Guj  2006, Mining Royalties:  A Global Study of Their Impact on Investors, Government and Civil Society, Washington DC: World  Bank,  2006  

    J. Otto & J. Cordes 2002; The Regulation of Mineral Enterprises: A Global Perspective on Economics, Law and Policy; Westminster CO: RMMLF.  

    J. Otto, M. Beraun & J, Cordes 2000; Global Mining Taxation Comparative Study 2nd edition, Golden CO: Colorado School of Mines, 310pgs.  

    J. Otto & H. Kim (Eds) 1998; Proceedings of the Workshop on Sustainable Development of Non-Renewable Natural Resources Toward the 21st Century, New York October 21-23, New York: United Nations Revolving Fund, 205pgs.  

    J. Otto et al 1998; Mining Legislative Frameworks in Asian Countries, London: Mining Journal Books Ltd. in conjunction with the United Nations Revolving Fund, 570pgs.  

    J. Otto, J. Cordes, N.Stevens, J. Stermole, P. Byrne 1997; Global Mining Taxation Comparative Study, Golden CO: Colorado School of Mines, 240pgs.  

    J. Otto (Ed) 1995; The Taxation of Mineral Enterprises, London: Graham and Trotman/Kluwer, London, 397pgs.  

    J. Otto & T. Waelde (Eds) 1992; Mineral Investment Conditions in Selected Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1197, 361pgs.

    J. Otto (Ed) 1992; Minerals Industry Taxation Policies for Asia and the Pacific, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1200, 171pgs.    

    CHAPTERS AND CONTRIBUTIONS IN EDITED BOOKS  

    James Otto (forthcoming 2016), “The Taxation of Extractive Industries: Mining,” Extractive Industries and the Development of Low-Income Economies: Can the careful management of extractive resources be a driver of sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction?, Oxford University Press/UNU-WIDER.  

    James Otto (forthcoming 2016), “How Do We Legislate For Improved Community Development?” Extractive Industries and the Development of Low-Income Economies: Can the careful management of extractive resources be a driver of sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction?, Oxford University Press/UNU-WIDER.

    James Otto, Lisa E. Sachs, Perrine Toledano, Jacky Mandelbaum 2013, “Impacts of fiscal reforms on country attractiveness: Learning from the facts,” Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy 2011-2012, ed. by Karl P. Sauvant, Oxford University Press, pp.345-386.  

    James Otto 2009, “Global Trends in Mine Reclamation and Closure Regulation,” Mining, Society and a Sustainable World, ed. Jeremy Richards, Springer-Verlag.  

    James Otto and Julien Hartley 2008, “Managing Mineral Resources: From Curse to Blessing,” Post-Stabilization Economics in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Mozambique,  ed. Jean Clement and Shanaka Peris, International Monetary Fund, pp.288-322.  

    James Otto 2005; “Security of Tenure: Time Limits,” International Comparative Mineral Law and Policy: Trends and Prospects, The Hague: Kluwer Law International, pp.353-372.  

    James Otto 2000; “Institutional Frameworks: Process and Implementation,” Sustainable Development and the Future of Mineral Development, UNEP, 24pgs.  

    James Otto and Hajime Myoi 1998 “Foreword: Changing Mineral Policy and Regulatory Systems in Asian Nations,” Mining Legislative Frameworks in Asian Countries, London: Mining Journal Books Ltd. in conjunction with the United Nations Revolving Fund,  p..ii.  

    James Otto 1995; "Foreword," The Taxation of Mineral Enterprises, ed. J. Otto, London: Graham and Trotman, pp.xiii-xviii.  

    James Otto 1995; "Legal Approaches to Assessing Mineral Royalties," The Taxation of Mineral Enterprises, ed. J. Otto, London: Graham and Trotman, pp.131-156.  

    James Otto 1994; "The Changing Regulatory Framework for Foreign Direct Investment in Mining: A Study in Liberalization," World Development Report, Geneva: UNCTAD, pp.296-301.  

    James Otto 1994; "The International Competition for Mineral Investment: Implications for Asia-Pacific," Asia Pacific Resource Development: Exploration and Policy Directions ed Peter Crowley, Canberra: PECC Minerals and Energy Forum Secretariat through Australian National University, pp.11-23; (originally presented at the Sixth Minerals and Energy Forum of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, Beijing 16 - 18 March 1994; also available as CPMLP Professional Paper Series SP15 ISBN 0 906343 60 7, 17 pgs, 1994).  

    James Otto; "Mineral Sector Taxation Methods: A Global Review 1992," Minerals Industry Taxation Policies for Asia and the Pacific, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1200, pp.11-21. (also available as CPMLP Seminar Paper Series SP12 ISBN 0 906343 56 9, 1993 11pgs)  

    James Otto 1992; "Taxation Methods Which Have Been Used in Selected Mineral Producing Nations," Minerals Industry Taxation Policies for Asia and the Pacific, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1200, pp.33-55. (originally presented at the United Nations Seminar on Analysis of Taxation Policies in Minerals and Metals Industries, Guangchou, China, 9-14 August 1992; also available as CPMLP Seminar Paper Series SP5 ISBN 0 906343 43 7, 1992 11pgs)  

    James Otto 1992; "The Legal Valuation of Minerals for the Purpose of Determining a Royalty Tax," Minerals Industry Taxation Policies for Asia and the Pacific, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1200, pp.77-94. (also available as CPMLP Seminar Paper Series SP5 ISBN 0 906343 44 5, 1992 31pgs)   

    James Otto 1992; "Global Transition in Mining Laws and Tax Systems," Minerals Industry Taxation Policies for Asia and the Pacific, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1200, pp.3-10. (originally presented at the Slovak Exploration and Mining Industry Investment Workshop, Bratislava, Slovakia 1-3 July 1992; also available as CPMLP Seminar Paper Series SP4 ISBN 0 906343 42 9, 1992 16pgs)  

    Thomas Waelde and James Otto 1992; "Introduction to Mineral Investment Conditions the Asia-Pacific Region", Mineral Investment Conditions in Selected Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1197, pp.1-5.

    James Otto 1992; "Criteria for Assessing Mineral Investment Conditions", Mineral Investment Conditions in Selected Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, New York, United Nations ST/ESCAP/1197, pp.6-34.  

    James Otto 1992; "Indonesia: The Effect of a Transparent Regulatory System on Foreign Mineral Investment", Mineral Investment Conditions in Selected Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1197, pp.99-128.  

    James Otto 1992; "Malaysia: The Effect of a Joint State and Federal Regulatory System on Foreign Mineral Investment", Mineral Investment Conditions in Selected Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1197, pp.129-150.  

    James Otto 1992; "Myanmar: The Effect of a Nonvisible Regulatory System on Foreign Mineral Investment", Mineral Investment Conditions in Selected Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1197, pp.180-206.  

    James Otto 1992; "Philippines: The Effect of an Interim Regulatory System on Foreign Mineral Investment," Mineral Investment Conditions in Selected Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1197, pp.207-238.  

    James Otto and Julie Prud'homme 1992; "Vietnam: Prospects for Foreign Mineral Investment in a Transitional Economy", Mineral Investment Conditions in Selected Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1197, pp.296-329.  

    James Otto 1992; "A Global Survey of Mineral Company Investment Preferences", Mineral Investment Conditions in Selected Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, New York: United Nations ST/ESCAP/1197, pp.330-342.  

    James Otto and James Dorian 1989; "Metal Trade and Industry Protection: The Metals Exporting Developing Countries," Surplus Capacity in the International Metals Industry, edited by J Cordes and T Torries, Littleton CO: Society of Mining Engineers AIME, pp.67-82.  

    James Otto 1989; "China's Coal Industry: Prospects for Investment," The Dynamics of Expanding Coal Supply in the Asia Pacific Region, Honolulu: Pasha Publications and East West Center, pp.47 71.  

    James Otto 1988; "Property Evaluation: For the Nation and for the Private Investor," Mineral Resource Assessment for National Planning and Policy Formulation, edited by A Clark and C Johnson, Tokyo: Asian Productivity Organization, pp.105 138.  

    James Otto and James Dorian 1987; "Analysis of Selected Minerals Markets in the Asia Pacific Region," Pacific Rim Markets for Alaska's Natural Resources, Anchorage: Alaska Center for International Business University of Alaska, pp.III1 III166.  

    James Otto, Allen Clark, Charles Johnson, James Dorian 1987; "Nonfuel Minerals: Status and Policies in Selected PECC Countries," a study conducted for the Asian Development Bank published in Minerals and Energy Forum: Papers and Reports, edited by Neil Smith and Ben Smith, Canberra: Pacific Economic Coordinating Conference Minerals and Energy Forum Secretariat/Australia Japan Research Centre Australian National University, pp.205 307.  

    James Otto, Allen Clark, Charles Johnson 1987; "Pacific Ocean Minerals: The Next Twenty Years," The Pacific Rim   Investment, Development and, Trade, edited by Peter Nemetz, Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, pp.199-222.  

    Charles Johnson and James Otto 1985; "Thinking About Nodule Economics," Pacific Mineral Resources  Physical, Economic and Legal Issues, edited by C Johnson and A Clark, Honolulu: East West Center, pp.501 520.   

    JOURNALS (EDITORIAL POSITIONS)   

    Co-editor: Resources Policy (1994-2006) 

    Special edition editor: Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law Vol.14  no.3 August 1996 

    Editorial Board member: Raw Materials Report - The Journal of Mineral Policy, Business and Environment (1994-2000) 

    Editorial Board member: Gospodarka Surowcami Mineralnymi 2001-2005 (a Central European mining policy journal)   

    JOURNAL ARTICLES   

    J. Otto, “The Competitive Position of Countries Seeking Exploration and Development Investment,” Journal of the Society of Economic Geologists, Special Publication 12, 1-17, 2006.  

    J. Otto, "Comparative International Tax Regimes," 50 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Isnt. 17:1-46 (2004)  

    J. Otto, A. Mallett, “Russian Non-Fuel Mineral Sector Regulatory System,” Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 21(1) 19-48, 2003.  

    J. Otto, K. Naito and R. Pring, “Environmental regulation of exploration and mining operations in Asian Countries,” Natural Resources Forum 23(4) 323-334 (1999).  

    R. Pring, J. Otto, K. Naito, “Trends in International Environmental Law Affecting the Mining Industry: Part 2,” Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 17(2) 151-177, 1999. 

     R. Pring, J.Otto, K. Naito, “International Environmental Law Affecting the Mining Industry: Part 1,” Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 17(1), 39-55 (1999).  

    K. Naito, J. Otto, D. Smith, H. Myoi, “Legal Aspects of Exploration and Mining: A Comparative Study of Mining Law in Asia, Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 17(1), 1-12 (1999).  

    K. Sawada, J. Otto, “Expanding the Mission of the UN Revolving Funds,” Journal of Mineral Policy, Business and Environment 13(4), 40-43 (1998).  

    V. Egorova and J. Otto, “Restructuring the Ukranian Coal Industry,” Resources Policy 24(3) 157-166 (1988).

      K. Naito, H. Myoi, J. Otto, D. Smith, M. Kamitani, “Mineral projects in Asian countries – Geology, regulation, fiscal regimes and the environment,” Resources Policy 24(2) 87-93 (1998).  

    K. Naito, J. Otto, R. Eggert, “Mineral investment risk and opportunities in Asia,” Resources Policy 24(2) 77-78 (1998).  

    K. Naito and J. Otto, “Legislative regimes for exploration and mining projects: Formulating guidelines to assess regulatory requirements,” Society of Economic Geologists Newsletter, 33 (April 1998): 14-15.  

    J. Otto, “Global changes in mining laws, agreements and tax systems,” Resources Policy 24(2) 79-86 (1998).  

    J. Otto, “Synopsis” lead article in special mining issue of Asia-Pacific Tax Bulletin, 4(8/9) 303-306 (1998).  

    J. Otto; "A National Mineral Policy as a Regulatory Tool," Resources Policy 23 (1/2) 1-8 (1997).  

    J. Otto; “Foreword: the Changing Regulatory Framework for Mining Ventures,” Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 14 (3) 251-261 (1996).  

    A. Lipinski and J. Otto; "New Polish Mining and Petroleum Legislation," Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 14 (3) 325-345 (1996).  

    J. Otto; "Legal Risk Analysis for Mining Projects," Minerals Industry International No. 1025 July 1995, pp.18-22 (IMM Bulletin, originally presented at Risk Assessment in the Extractive Industries Conference 22-24 March 1994, Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, London).   

    J. Otto; "National Geological Surveys: Policies and Practices," Resources Policy 21 (1) 27-35, March 1995.  

    J. Otto and D. MacDougall; "Project Financing and the Mineral Development Agreement," Transactions: the Journal of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Vol. 103, pp.117-123, 1994.  

    J. Otto; "Determining the Appropriate Level of Environmental Expenditure," Journal of Mining Research 2 (2) 13-18, 1993 (originally presented at the Sixth Minerals and Energy Forum of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, Beijing 16 - 18 March 1994).  

    A. Lipinski and J. Otto; "Polish Mineral Legislation and Policies in Transition," Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 11 (1) 17-26, February 1993.  

    J. Otto; "Indonesian Coal Model Contract and Coal in Developing Nations," The Journal of Mineral Policy, Business and Environment 9 (2) 19-26, 1993.  

    J. Otto; "Effective Environmental Mining Legislation for Developing Countries," Environmental Mining, July 1993   

    J. Otto; "China's Non Energy Minerals Industry: Taxation and Income Distribution," by J Otto, Materials and Society 14 (1) 79-101, 1990.  

    A. Clark, J. Dorian, J. Otto, C. Johnson, L. Bozich, C. Songquan, Z. Jian,  D. Yongquan, D. Jianquo;  "Resource Assessment and Economic Analysis: A Study of Mineral Resources in the Altay Mountain Area, Xinjiang China", Materials and Society 13 (2) 71-129, 1989.  

    J. Otto, A. Clark, C. Johnson; "Pacific Ocean Minerals: The Next Twenty Years," Journal of Business Administration 16 (2) 199-222, 1986.  

    C. Johnson, J. Otto, A. Clark; "Pacific Seabed: A Treasure Trove for the 21st Century," Pacific World Directory, 1 (1) 41-42 October 1986.

      

    C. Johnson and J. Otto; "Manganese Nodule Project Economics   Factors Relating to the Pacific Region," Resources Policy , pp.17 28, March 1986.

        OCCASIONAL PAPERS   

    J Otto; “Recent developments in mining royalty, government takes and the burden on mining companies,” Mining Law (newsletter of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure of the International Bar Association) Vol.2, No.2, 4-5, 2008.  

    J Otto; “Where do I get my social licence to operate,” Mining Law (newsletter of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure of the International Bar Association) Vol.2, No.1, 1-11, 2008.  

    J. Otto; "The Exploration and Mine Development Regulatory Time Dilemma," CPMLP Professional Paper Series PP15 ISBN 0 906343 79 8, 25 pgs, 1995.  

    J. Otto; "Tabulated Results of a Global Survey of Geological Survey Organisations," CPMLP Professional Paper Series PP10, ISBN 0 906343 70 4, 31 pgs, 1994.  

    J. Otto and D. Barberis; "Environmental Legislation in Mining and the Need for EIA and Pollution Control," CPMLP Professional Paper Series ISBN 0 906343, 64 pgs, 1994 (prepared for the Southern Africa Development Community Countries on Environmental Impact Assessment and Pollution Control training course, Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft e.V., Harare, Zimbabwe, 2-18 Nov 1994).  

    J. Otto; "The International Competition for Mineral Investment: Implications for Asia-Pacific," CPMLP Professional Paper Series ISBN 0 906343 60 7, 17 pgs, 1994, also published in the proceedings of the Sixth Minerals and Energy Forum of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, Beijing 16 - 18 March 1994.  

    J. Otto; "Regulatory Approaches to Mining and the Environment in Developing Nations: Examples for Africa," proceedings of International Workshop for SADC Countries on Environment Management in Mining, Windhoek, Namibia September 1993, also published as CPMLP Professional Paper Series 13 ISBN 0 906343 58 5, 25 pgs, 1993.  

    J. Otto and B. Land; "Mining and Petroleum Industries: A Comparative Overview of Industry Structure and Investment Terms," The Petroleum and Mineral Law Society Newsletter, Issue 4/5, April 1993, pp.4-8.  

    J. Otto; "Effective Environmental Mining Legislation for Developing Countries," CPMLP Professional Paper Series SP12 ISBN 0 906343 56 9, 11 pgs, 1993 (also published by Environmental Mining July 1993, originally presented at the SADC Mining Sector Coordinating Unit Mining and the Environment Workshop, 1-3 December 1992, Lusaka, Zambia, 12 pgs.)  

    J. Otto; "Taxation Methods Which Have Been Used in Selected Mineral Producing Nations," CPMLP Seminar Paper Series SP5 ISBN 0 906343 43 7, 11pgs, 1992 (originally presented at the United Nations Seminar on Analysis of Taxation Policies in Minerals and Metals Industries, Guangchou, China, 9-14 August 1992)  

    J. Otto; "The Legal Valuation of Minerals for the Purpose of Determining a Royalty Tax," CPMLP Professional Paper Series SP1 ISBN 0 906343 44 5, 31 pgs, 1992)  

    J. Otto; "Criteria and Methodology for Assessing Mineral Investment Conditions," CPMLP Professional Paper Series SP6 ISBN 0 906343 45 3, 34 pgs, 1992 (originally presented at the United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Rationalization and Modernization of Mining Codes and Legislation, Bangkok, 16-18 March 1992)  

    J. Otto and P. Bakkar; "Mineral Investment in Asian Regions - A Checklist for Success" CPMLP Professional Paper Series SP1 ISBN 0 906343 51 8, 8 pgs, 1992.  

    J. Otto; "Global Transition in Mining Laws and Tax Systems," CPMLP Seminar Paper Series SP4 ISBN 0 906343 42 9, 16pgs, 1992.  

    J. Otto; "The Role of the Minerals Sector in the National Economies of Selected Asia/Pacific Countries," East West Center Working Paper RSI 88 2, Honolulu, 37 pgs, November 1987. 

    PAPERS IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS & PRESENTATIONS 

    J. Otto, “The Taxation of Extractive Industries: Mining,” Extractive Industries and the Development of Low-Income Economies, UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland, 9-13 April 2016.  

    J. Otto, “How Do We Legislate For Improved Community Development?” Extractive Industries and the Development of Low-Income Economies, Helsinki, Finland, UNU-WIDER, 9-13 April 2016.

    J. Otto, “Mining Taxation Systems,” Modern Concepts of Mining Regulation, GIZ, Istanbul, Turkey, 7-11 November 2015.  

    J. Otto, “Community Development Agreements,” Modern Concepts of Mining Regulation, GIZ, Istanbul, Turkey, 7-11 November 2015.  

    J. Otto, “Global Trends in Mining Reclamation and Closure,” Modern Concepts of Mining Regulation, GIZ, Istanbul, Turkey, 7-11 November 2015.

    J. Otto, “Introduction to the Mines and Minerals Bill,” The Mines and Minerals Bill Consultative Conference,” World Bank, Lilongwe, Malawi1, 4-15 April 2015.

    J. Otto, “Resources Nationalization and Regulatory Reform,” presented at International Bar Association / Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Mining Law Institute, Cartagena Colombia, 22-24 April 2013   

    J. Otto, “Community Development Agreement Regulatory Framework,” Mining and Community Development, World Bank, Honiara, Solomon Islands, 18 August 2012. 

    J. Otto, “Model Community Development Agreement Regulations (A World Bank Initiative),” International Bar Association / Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Mining Law Institute, Banff, Canada, July 2010

    J. Otto, “Mine Closure Laws and Regulations — Building on Precedent,” International Bar Association / Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Institute, San Francisco, USA, 23-25 July 2009  

    J. Otto presentation, “Mining Policies, Laws and Fiscal Systems for the 21st Century,” presented at the 14th Brazilian Mining Congress; Belo Horizonte: 21 -24 September 2009.   

    J. Otto, “The Law of Sustainability: Evolving Legal and Institutional Arrangements for Extractive Industries,” International Bar Association Annual Conference, Buenos Aires 12-17 October 2008. 

     J. Otto, “Mineral Sector Reform: An Analytical Framework,” Mining Workshop, Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland, 25-26 September 2008.  

    J. Otto, “What are the Benefit Streams from Mining,” “Mining Taxation Regimes: A Global Perspective and Alaska’s Position,” “Country Risk Assessment: A Tool of Mineral Sector Reform,” “International Tends in Mining Investment and Regulation,” “Factors to Consider in a State Mining Policy,” presentations to the Alaska State Government, Anchorage 14-18 July 2008.  

    J. Otto, “Mining Royalties: A Multidisciplinary Review,” International Bar Association Biennial Conference of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law, Copenhagen 27-30 April 2008.  

    J. Otto, “International Mining Tenure Systems,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Mining Law Short Course, 12-16 May 2008 (powerpoint only).  

    J. Otto, “Global Trends in Mine Reclamation and Closure Regulation,” International Mining and Oil and gas Law, Development, and Investment, Paper No.9A, Page 9A-1 (Rocky Mt. Min. L. Fdn. 2007), Buenos Aires.  

    J. Otto, “Taxation Regimes,” World Bank Group Mining Fiscal Issues Workshop, Washington DC , 4-5 October 4-5 2006.  

    J. Otto, “International Mining Taxation Regimes: Implications for Bolivia,” Vision of the Bolivian Mining Industry, La Paz Bolivia, 28-29 March 2006.  

    J. Otto, “Reforming a Country’s Mining Code,” India Mining Summit 2006, 9-10 February, 2006; Bhubaneswar: 9-10 February, 2006 (also session Chair:  Financial and Fiscal Issues)  

    J.Otto, “Negotiation of a Mineral Agreement,” “A National Mineral Policy as a Regulatory Tool,” “Developments in Mine Taxation,” Prime Minister’s Workshop on the Future of the Mineral Sector; Conakry (Guinea): 2-28 January 2006.  

    J. Otto, “Comparative International Tax Regimes,” National Mining Conference, Medellin (Colombia): 16-19 November 2005.  

    J. Otto, “Economic Impact of Taxation of Natural Resources Industries,” 2005 International Bar Association Conference, Prague: 25-30 September 2005.  

    J. Otto, “Fiscal Regimes in the Mining Sector,” Discover Mongolia 2005: International Mining Investors Forum, Ulaan Baatar:  September 14-16, 2005.   

    J. Otto, “Mine Taxation: Current Situation and Trends,” VI Encuentro Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Legislacion Minera, Buenos Aires: 6-7 September 2005. 

     J. Otto, “¿Cuáles son los beneficios de la minería: sólo los impuestos?” 1er Foro National de Minera, Guatemala City: 1-2 December 2004.  

    J. Otto, “Comparación de Regulaciones Fiscales Internacionales,” 1er Foro National de Minera, Guatemala City: 1-2 December 2004.  

    J. Otto, “The Global Competition for Mining Investment,” VII Jornados de Derecho Minero, Santiago: 23-24 November 2004  

    J. Otto, “Creating a Positive Investment Climate for Mining,” Monitoring Science and Technology Symposium, Denver: 20-24  September 2004.  

    J. Otto, “What are the Benefit Streams from Mining: Only Taxes?” World Mine Ministers Forum, Toronto: 6 March 2004  J. Otto, “Creating a Positive Investment Climate to Generate National Benefits,” National Mining Conference, Manila, December 3-4, 2003  

    J. Otto,  “Competitive Position of Peru's Mining Fiscal System,” Forum on Mining Investment and Taxation, at the invitation of the Mining, Petroleum and Energy Society, the Peruvian Geological Society, the Peruvian Institute of Mining Engineers, National Institute of Mines, Petroleum and Energy, November 14, 2003, Lima Peru  

    J. Otto, “Competitive Position of Mongolia’s Mineral Fiscal System,” Roundtable on Mineral Sector Reform, Ulan Batur, Mongolia, Mongolian Chamber of Mines, October 27, 2003  

    J. Otto, “Mine Reclamation: Financial Guarantees,” Workshop on Mine Reclamation, Lima,  Ministry of Mines and Energy, October 3, 2003   

    J. Otto, “Creating a Positive International Mining Investment Climate,” keynote address, Mining Law and Investment in Latin America, Lima, Peru, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, April 28-30, 2003  

    J. Otto, “Fiscal Decentralization: Large and Small Scale Mines,” Mining Sector Reform, Antananarivo, Madagascar, World Bank, February 12, 2003 

    J. Otto, “Creating a Positive Investment Climate,” keynote address, World Mine Ministries Forum, Toronto March 13-15, 2002.  

    J. Otto, “Fiscal Decentralization and Mining taxation,” keynote address, Local Management of Mineral Wealth, Washington DC World Bank/IFC, June 10-11, 2002.  

    J. Otto, “Fiscal Decentralization and Mining Taxation,” World Bank/IFC, March 2001.  

    J. Otto, “Mining Taxation in Developing Countries,” proceedings of Growth and Diversification in Mineral Economies Regional Workshop for Mineral Economies in Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, 7 to 9 November 2000.  

    J. Otto, “What is Country Risk?, Country Risk for Explorationists,” keynote address, Mining Millenium 2000, Toronto March 8, 2000.  

    J. Otto, “Global Mining Competitiveness,” China Mining 99: Laws and Practice, Dalian City, October 20-35.  

    Sawada, K. and J. Otto, “Executive Summary,” proceedings of the Workshop on Sustainable Development of Non-Renewable Natural Resources Toward the 21st Century, New York October 21-23, 1998, United Nations Revolving Fund, 5-8.  

    Otto, J., “Regulatory Systems and Private Sector Investment in Non-Renewable Resources: A Perspective on Sustainable Development,” proceedings of the Workshop on Sustainable Development of Non-Renewable Natural Resources Toward the 21st Century, New York October 21-23, 1998, United Nations Revolving Fund, 49-66.  

    Otto, J., “Regulatory Systems and Private Sector Investment in Non-Renewable Resources: A Perspective on Sustainable Development,” proceedings of the Workshop on Sustainable Development of Non-Renewable Natural Resources Toward the 21st Century, New York October 21-23, 1988, United Nations Revolving Fund 22pgs.  

    Otto, J, “Global Changes Taking Place in Mining Laws, Agreements and Tax Systems,” proceedings New Exploration Opportunities in Developing Countries: Aspects of Geology and the Risks, Vancouver Jan 26, 1998, 13 pages  

    Otto, J.; “Mineral Sector Regulation and Capital Investment;” paper presented at the New Mining Legislative Frameworks in Asian Countries summit meeting of mineral policy leaders, 22-25 July 1997 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11pages.

    Otto, J. “Security of Tenure: A Regulatory Time Dilemma,” paper presented at the 5th Asia/Pacific Mining Conference, 16-19 Oct 1996 Jakarta, Indonesia pp.II1-II18.  

    Otto, J. “ The Changing Policy and Regulatory Framework in Mining,” paper presented at the 5th Asia/Pacific Mining Conference, 16-19 Oct 1996 Jakarta, Indonesia pp.IIb1-IIb10.  

    Otto, J. "A National Mineral Policy as a Regulatory Tool," Pacific Economic Cooperation Council Minerals and Energy Forum, March 1996, Manzanilla, Mexico (16pgs).  

    Otto, J; "International Competition for Mineral Investment: Implications for Africa," paper presented at the Africa Mining Conference, 7-9 June 1995 Windhoek, Namibia and to the South African Chamber of Mines 13 June 1995, published in Africa Mining 1995, Institute of Mining and Metallurgy pp.443-456, London 1995 and also in the special Emerging Markets edition of Mining Journal Vol.325 No.8346 Sept 1995 pp.51-55.  

    Otto, J; "Mineral Policy and Regulatory Options to Promote Foreign Investment, Trade and Technology Transfers in an Internationally Competitive Marketplace," Proceedings of the International Seminar on Minerals & Mineral Based Industries in ESCAP Region, Federation of Indian Mineral Industries, Kathmandu 6-9 Dec 1994 Vol.1 pp.220-229, Vol.3 pp.652-660, pp.663-665.  

    Otto, J, "Regulatory Approaches to Mining and the Environment in Developing Nations: Examples for Africa," International Workshop for SADC Countries on Environment Management in Mining, Windhoek, Namibia September 1993, also published as CPMLP Professional Paper Series 13 ISBN 0 906343 58 5.  

    Otto, J; "The Implications of the Indonesian Model Coal Contract on the Development of Coal in Developing Nations," Coal for Development, proceedings of the Second World Coal Institute Conference 24-26 March 1993, London.  

    Otto, J et al; "Proposals and Recommendations Regarding Environmental Legislation and Regulations for the SADC Region," proceedings of the SADC Mining Sector Coordinating Unit Mining and the Environment Workshop, 1-3 December 1992, Lusaka, Zambia, 13 pgs.  

    Otto, J; "Effective Environmental Mining Legislation for Developing Countries,"  proceedings of the SADC Mining Sector Coordinating Unit Mining and the Environment Workshop, 1-3 December 1992, Lusaka, Zambia, 12 pgs.  

    Otto, J and P Bakkar; "Mineral Investment in Asian Regions - A Checklist for Success", Need and Scope of Development Under New Economic Policy of Globalisation and Technology Upgradation, Hyderbad, India, 1993, also published in Minerals, Energy and the Environment: The Outlook for the Rest of the Decade Vol.2, proceedings of the third Asia Pacific Mining Conference, Manila, 18-21 March 1992.  

    Otto, J; "Criteria and Methodology for Assessing Mineral Investment Conditions," proceedings of the United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Rationalization and Modernization of Mining Codes and Legislation, Bangkok, 16-18 March 1992.  

    Otto, J; "Malaysia's Non Energy Mineral Industry: Potential for Expansion and Diversification," Proceedings of the Geological Survey of Malaysia 1990 Conference, January 1990, Penang.    

    COMPUTER SOFTWARE

      Otto, J; Country Exploration Risk Ranking Software System, private clients.  

    Otto, J; Aluminum Complex Financial Analysis Model Handbook and ALUFAM Software Package.   

    Otto, J; Lead Zinc Project Financial Analysis Model Handbook and LZFAM Software Package  

    Otto, J; FINAMINE: A Financial Mine Analysis Computer Program and Users Manual