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Analysis of Movements in the Productivity and Prices of Selected Tropical Commodities in Developing Countries, 1970 to 2002

Euan Fleming, Prasada Rao, and Pauline Fleming

in Commodity Prices and Development

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199234707
eISBN:
9780191715488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234707.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter investigates whether productivity gains are compensating for falling commodity prices. The study, focusing on tropical commodity dependent developing countries, found that very few of ... More


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

Alfred Maizels, Robert Bacon, and George Mavrotas

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198233381
eISBN:
9780191678981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233381.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The collapse in commodity prices since 1980 has been a major cause of the economic crisis in a large number of developing countries. This book investigates whether the commodity-producing countries, ... More


Secular Decline in Relative Commodity Prices: A Brief Review of the Literature

Mohammad A. Razzaque, Philip Osafa‐Kwaako, and Roman Grynberg

in Commodity Prices and Development

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199234707
eISBN:
9780191715488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234707.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides a review of literature surrounding the secular decline of relative commodity prices, confirming a general consensus within the international community since the late 1980s of ... More


Long‐Run Trend in the Relative Price: Empirical Estimation for Individual Commodities

Mohammad A. Razzaque, Philip Osafa‐Kwaako, and Roman Grynberg

in Commodity Prices and Development

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199234707
eISBN:
9780191715488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234707.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter details an empirical investigation to quantify the trend decline in relative prices of a number of individual commodities, and the impact of declining commodity prices on the balance of ... More


Commodity Prices and the Debt Relief Initiative

Mohammad A. Razzaque, Philip Osafa‐Kwaako, and Roman Grynberg

in Commodity Prices and Development

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199234707
eISBN:
9780191715488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234707.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter reviews the HIPC debt relief initiative to suggest that unless the commodity price shocks are taken into consideration, many of the beneficiaries may not exit the debt tap. The chapter ... More


Instruments for Addressing Commodity Price Behaviour

Mohammad A. Razzaque, Philip Osafa‐Kwaako, and Roman Grynberg

in Commodity Prices and Development

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199234707
eISBN:
9780191715488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234707.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter reviews initiatives that either attempted to stabilize commodity prices or compensate the developing countries for incurring losses as a result of weakness in commodity prices.


The Impact of Domestic and International Commodity Price Volatility on Agricultural Income Instability in Ghana, Vietnam, and Peru *

George Rapsomanikis and Alexander Sarris

in Food Security: Indicators, Measurement, and the Impact of Trade Openness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199236558
eISBN:
9780191717031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236558.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on estimating agricultural income uncertainties for a number of different household types in Ghana, Vietnam, and Peru. The results indicate that market and non-market ... More


Relative Prices, Trade and Restructuring in European Industry

Damien Neven and Charles Wyplosz

in Trade and Jobs in Europe: Much Ado About Nothing?

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780198293606
eISBN:
9780191601262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293607.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines the impact of trade on European labour markets using data on relative commodity prices and intra-sectoral skill levels. Drastic restructuring in unskilled labour-intensive ... More


The Effect of Monetary Policy on Real Commodity Prices

Jeffrey A. Frankel

in Asset Prices and Monetary Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226092119
eISBN:
9780226092126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226092126.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines the connections between commodities and monetary policy. The main argument is that monetary policy, as reflected in real interest rates, is an important—and usually ... More


The Relationship between Commodity Prices and Currency Exchange Rates: Evidence from the Futures Markets

Kalok Chan, Yiuman Tse, and Michael Williams

in Commodity Prices and Markets

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386898
eISBN:
9780226386904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386904.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines relationships among currency and commodity futures markets based on four commodity-exporting countries' currency futures returns and a range of index-based commodity futures ... More


Commodity Prices, Commodity Currencies, and Global Economic Developments

Jan J.J. Groen and Paolo A. Pesenti

in Commodity Prices and Markets

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386898
eISBN:
9780226386904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386904.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses commodity prices, commodity currencies, and global economic developments. A synthetic survey of the different arguments used to rationalize and predict shifts in commodity ... More


Trading in Crisis

Geoffrey Jones

in Merchants to Multinationals: British Trading Companies in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249992
eISBN:
9780191596483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199249997.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the revival of British trading companies between 1914 and 1945 in the face of the recession, including the Great Depression, the collapse of primary commodity prices, the ... More


Commodity Prices and Markets

Takatoshi Ito and Andrew K. Rose (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386898
eISBN:
9780226386904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386904.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Fluctuations of commodity prices, most notably of oil, capture considerable attention and have been tied to important economic effects, such as inflation and low rates of economic growth. This book ... More


From Complement to Conflict: Trade Taxes, 1914–1938

Leigh A. Gardner

in Taxing Colonial Africa: The Political Economy of British Imperialism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661527
eISBN:
9780191744877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661527.003.0004
Subject:
History, Economic History, British and Irish Modern History

From World War One to the Great Depression, the global economic crises of 1914–38 were also crises for colonial administrations in Africa. By 1914 colonial economies were becoming dependent on the ... More


Financialization of Commodity Markets

Kyle J. Putnam

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/9780190656010.003.0025
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In the early 2000s, financial investors began pouring billions of dollars into the commodity futures markets seeking the unique investment benefits of this distinct asset class. This ... More


Commodity Price Volatility in the Biofuel Era: An Examination of the Linkage between Energy and Agricultural Markets

Thomas W. Hertel and Jayson Beckman

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226988030
eISBN:
9780226988061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226988061.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The relationship between agricultural and energy commodity markets has strengthened significantly with the recent increase in biofuel production. Energy has always played an important role in ... More


Price Pass-Through, Household Expenditure, and Industrial Strurcture: The Case of Taiwan

Biing-Shen Kuo and Su-Ling Peng

in Commodity Prices and Markets

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386898
eISBN:
9780226386904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386904.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses price pass-through, household expenditure, and industrial structure in Taiwan. Pass-through caused by global commodity prices has had substantial impacts on the Taiwanese ... More


Export Price Volatility: Another Drag on Third World Growth?

Jeffrey G. Williamson

in Trade and Poverty: When the Third World Fell Behind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015158
eISBN:
9780262295727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015158.003.0162
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter shows that export price and terms of trade volatility for commodities was just as great before 1913 as after 1970, and that it was even greater before 1870 when so much of the great ... More


Introduction

Geoffrey Heal

in Sovereign Wealth Funds and Long-Term Investing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158633
eISBN:
9780231530286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158633.003.0049
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter introduces the panel entitled “Managing Commodity Price Volatility.” It cites the increased volatility of energy and other commodity prices in recent decades. Countries have been ... 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


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