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The Price Scissors in Closed and Partially Closed Socialist Economies

Raaj K. Sah and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Peasants versus City-Dwellers: Taxation and the Burden of Economic Development

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253579
eISBN:
9780191601682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253579.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Addresses the same issues as were examined in the previous chapter, i.e. the situation in which there is only one set of prices in rural and urban sectors, but with reference to a closed economy. The ... More


The Price Scissors in Open Economies

Raaj K. Sah and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Peasants versus City-Dwellers: Taxation and the Burden of Economic Development

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253579
eISBN:
9780191601682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253579.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The analysis of the preceding chapter assumed that the government in less developed countries (LDCs) has the ability to maintain separate sets of prices in the urban and rural sectors, but if ... More


The Soviet Industrialization Debate and Collectivization

Raaj K. Sah and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Peasants versus City-Dwellers: Taxation and the Burden of Economic Development

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253579
eISBN:
9780191601682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253579.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

An economic question that became pivotal in the Soviet Union in the aftermath of the October Revolution of 1917 concerned how to raise the resources required to finance industrialization. The need ... More


Bubbles, Food Prices, and Speculation: Evidence from the CFTC’s Daily Large Trader Data Files

Nicole M. Aulerich, Scott H. Irwin, and Philip Garcia

in The Economics of Food Price Volatility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226128924
eISBN:
9780226129082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226129082.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The “Masters Hypothesis” claims that unprecedented buying pressures from new financial index investors created a massive bubble in agricultural futures prices at various times in recent years. This ... More


Confederate Apprehension

R. Douglas Hurt

in Agriculture and the Confederacy: Policy, Productivity, and Power in the Civil War South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620008
eISBN:
9781469620022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620008.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the apprehension of farmers and planters in the Confederacy amid the Civil War, especially with regard to the benefits and liabilities of the government cotton purchasing or ... More


The Intended and Unintended Effects of U.S. Agricultural and Biotechnology Policies

Joshua S. Graff Zivin and Jeffrey M. Perloff (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226988030
eISBN:
9780226988061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226988061.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Using economic models and empirical analysis, this volume examines a wide range of agricultural and biofuel policy issues and their effects on American agricultural and related agrarian insurance ... More


Eastern Hard Times

R. Douglas Hurt

in Agriculture and the Confederacy: Policy, Productivity, and Power in the Civil War South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620008
eISBN:
9781469620022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620008.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the hard times experienced by farmers and planters in the Eastern Confederacy at the height of the Civil War. In the Eastern Confederacy farmers and planters greeted 1864 with ... More


Western Troubles

R. Douglas Hurt

in Agriculture and the Confederacy: Policy, Productivity, and Power in the Civil War South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620008
eISBN:
9781469620022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620008.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the problems faced by farmers and planters in the Western Confederacy at the height of the Civil War. In the Western Confederacy, many farmers and planters greeted the year ... More


The Effects of Weather Shocks on Crop Prices in Unfettered Markets: The United States Prior to the Farm Programs, 1895–1932

Jonathan F. Fox, Price V. Fishback, and Paul W. Rhode

in The Economics of Climate Change: Adaptations Past and Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226479880
eISBN:
9780226479903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226479903.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter addresses the cost of climate-related events by examining the impact on agricultural prices. The main goal is to examine the sensitivity of agricultural prices and output to local and ... More


Western Collapse

R. Douglas Hurt

in Agriculture and the Confederacy: Policy, Productivity, and Power in the Civil War South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620008
eISBN:
9781469620022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620008.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the collapse of agriculture in the Western Confederacy as the Civil War drew to a close. As Union forces occupied more and more territory in 1864, farmers and planters could ... More


Introduction

A. Narayanamoorthy

in Farm Income in India: Myths and Realities

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190126131
eISBN:
9780190991593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190126131.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This chapter delineates the various issues and myths concerning farm income in India in an emphatic manner. Indian agriculture has made rapid progress after the introduction of the Green Revolution ... More


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