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Introduction

Alfred Maizels, Robert Bacon, and George Mavrotas

in COMMODITY SUPPLY MANAGEMENT BY PRODUCING COUNTRIES: A Case-Study of the Tropical Beverage Crops

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198233381
eISBN:
9780191678981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233381.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Initially, the international commodity markets experienced high short-term price instability. Although there still were important commodities that showed short-term instability, real commodity prices ... More


The Rise and the Institutional Framework of Markets in the High and Late Middle Ages

Bas van Bavel

in Manors and Markets: Economy and Society in the Low Countries 500-1600

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199278664
eISBN:
9780191707032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278664.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the rise of market exchange in land, labour, capital, and goods in the 10th to 16th centuries. It focuses on the institutional framework in which exchange was organized, in ... More


Using Markets More Effectively: Developing Country Access to Commodity Futures Markets

Inge Kaul and Pedro Conceiçāo

in The New Public Finance: Responding to Global Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195179972
eISBN:
9780199850709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179972.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter outlines the role of futures markets in managing commodity price risk and examines the use of futures markets by industrial and developing countries. It describes the factors that ... More


Marketing Commodities Does Not Happen on Commodity Markets: The Egyptian Bursat Al-‘Uqud and Oil Futures Markets

Ellis Goldberg

in The Politics of Islamic Finance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748618361
eISBN:
9780748653089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618361.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the ‘futures’ market or commodities market (bursat al-'uqud), which constitutes the building blocks of the global financial system. Commodities markets are at odds with Islamic ... More


Norway: Security of Supply in Liberalized Energy Sectors: A New Role for Regulation

Ulf Hammer

in Energy Security: Managing Risk in a Dynamic Legal and Regulatory Environment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271610
eISBN:
9780191709289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271610.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter examines how Norway has handled security of supply in its liberalized energy markets. It focuses on the hydropower and gas sectors. It notes that these sectors have followed parallel ... More


Agriculture

Tirthankar Roy

in The Economic History of India, 1857-1947

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198074175
eISBN:
9780199082148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074175.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

Under British colonial rule, agriculture was a major source of livelihood for more than two-thirds of the economically active population in South Asia. However, growth rates in agriculture were ... More


British Business and the Gold Coast Colonial State on the Eve of Decolonization

Sarah Stockwell

in The Business of Decolonization: British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208488
eISBN:
9780191678035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208488.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter considers the British companies' relations with the Gold Coast colonial state during the Second World War and its immediate aftermath until around 1948. The relationship between business ... More


The Function of Speculation

John Hicks

in A Market Theory of Money

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287247
eISBN:
9780191596407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287240.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter argues that organized commodity markets need to occupy a central place in a general theory of markets because they are the most sensitive markets we know. They are the practical ... More


Future of Commodity Markets and Investments

Hunter M. Holzhauer

in Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190656010
eISBN:
9780190656041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656010.003.0028
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter begins with a breakdown of recent growth trends for the overall commodities market. However, the long-term future of the market will heavily depend on three pressing issues: excess ... More


The Economics of Commodities and Commodity Markets

Florian Ielpo

in Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190656010
eISBN:
9780190656041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656010.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter covers the economic fundamentals of commodity markets (i.e., what shapes the evolution of the price of raw materials) in three steps. First, it covers the theories explaining why the ... More


Volatility Transmission across Commodity Futures Markets

Frankie Ho-Chi Chau

in Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190656010
eISBN:
9780190656041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656010.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Sharp movements in crude oil prices and their impact on other commodities have renewed interest in the assessment of dynamic interactions between commodity futures markets. This chapter examines this ... More


Epilogue

Kara Newman

in The Secret Financial Life of Food: From Commodities Markets to Supermarkets

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156714
eISBN:
9780231527347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156714.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This epilogue reflects on the evolution of the commodities market since those first grain trades at Haine's Feed Store in Chicago. A number of commodities contracts have come and gone. Just as food ... More


Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies

H. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck, and Jeffrey H. Harris (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190656010
eISBN:
9780190656041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656010.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In today’s dynamic financial environment, commodity markets can be accessed with products that create unique risk and return dynamics for investors worldwide. Commodities: Markets, Performance, and ... More


How Does Commodities Trading Work?

Kara Newman

in The Secret Financial Life of Food: From Commodities Markets to Supermarkets

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156714
eISBN:
9780231527347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156714.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explains how commodities trading works. It first considers how the commodities market evolved into what we know today before discussing how the modern commodities market works and how ... More


Introduction: Buy Breakfast

Kara Newman

in The Secret Financial Life of Food: From Commodities Markets to Supermarkets

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156714
eISBN:
9780231527347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156714.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book tells the story of the secret financial life of food—the history of how it all came to be, including where, how, and why our food is traded—a critical but nearly invisible connection ... More


The Unnatural Coupling: Food and global finance

Jayati Ghosh

in Reforming the International Financial System for Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157643
eISBN:
9780231527279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157643.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the link between the global food crisis and the financial crisis. More specifically, it considers the dramatic increase in world food prices in 2007–2008, attributing it mainly ... More


The Relationship between Spot and Futures CO2 Emission Allowance Prices in the EU ETS

Stefan Trück, Wolfgang Härdle, and Rafal Weron

in Emissions Trading as a Policy Instrument: Evaluation and Prospects

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029285
eISBN:
9780262330435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029285.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

We investigate the relationship between spot and futures prices within the EU-ETS. We conduct an empirical study on price behavior, volatility term structure and correlations in EU Allowance (EUA) ... More


Commodity Market Integration, 1500–2000

Ronald Findlay and Kevin H. O'Rourke

in Globalization in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226065984
eISBN:
9780226065991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226065991.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter provides an introduction to what is known about trends in international commodity market integration during the second half of the second millennium. Throughout, the focus is on ... More


US Policy Contributions to Agricultural Commodity Price Fluctuations, 2006–12

Gordon C. Rausser and Harry de Gorter

in Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability: A Political Economy Analysis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198718574
eISBN:
9780191788017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718574.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Since 2006, global prices and price volatility for foodgrain commodities have spiked frequently and dramatically, with heaviest economic and social impact on developing nations where agriculture ... More


Production: Beijing in a New Economic System

Madeleine Yue Dong

in Republican Beijing: The City and Its Histories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230507
eISBN:
9780520927636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230507.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the new economic system that emerged after the reshaping of the urban form of Republican Beijing. It argues that two economic systems overlapped in Republican Beijing: a global ... More


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