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Rural–Urban Prices 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:
10.1093/0199253579.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

An analysis is begun of the basic question of how the burden of financing economic development in less developed countries (LDCs) should be shared between those in the urban and rural sectors. An ... More


Asset Pricing in an International Setting

LEIGH A. RIDDICK

in International Finance: A Survey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199754656
eISBN:
9780199979462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754656.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, International

Several factors complicate the tasks of valuing assets in a portfolio and measuring their risk-adjusted performance in an international setting. Chief among these are currency and inflation effects ... More


Food Price Spikes, Price Insulation, and Poverty

Kym Anderson, Maros Ivanic, and William J. Martin

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/9780226129082.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter first considers the impact on world food prices of the changes in restrictions on trade in staple foods during the 2008 world food price crisis. Those changes were meant to partially ... More


Availability and Cost of Raw Materials

Bindu Oberoi

in The Textile Industry in India: Changing Trends and Employment Challenges

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199469352
eISBN:
9780199087457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199469352.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyses the movements in the prices of cotton and non-cotton fibres since 1980–81. It attempts to identify the various determinants of prices of these fibres and analyses their impact ... More


The Roots of the Coffee Crisis

Seth Petchers and Shayna Harris

in Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Fair Trade, Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Mexico and Central America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026338
eISBN:
9780262267526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026338.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter details the reasons for the coffee crisis, which include supply and demand disequilibrium and market structure changes. Factors including managed market breakdown, introduction of new ... More


The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Mozambique

Virgulino Nhate, Claudio Massingarela, and Vincenzo Salvucci

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/9780198718574.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The 2007–9 food price shocks affected in particular the prices of food commodities and fuel. As a consequence, Mozambique experienced reduced exports, more expensive imports and increased food and ... More


Pricing Pharmaceuticals in a World Environment

Stuart O. Schweitzer and Z. John Lu

in Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy: Perspectives, Promises, and Problems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190623784
eISBN:
9780190623814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190623784.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

How should one comprehensively examine and compare drug prices in different countries? What are the reasons for the differences, large or small? Can we draw policy conclusions concerning the most ... More


The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Egypt

Ahmed Farouk Ghoneim

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/9780198718574.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The study focuses on the period 2004–9 during which Egypt experienced food crisis. The political economy context on how the government responded to the crisis is analysed while pinpointing to what ... More


Economic Collapse and Revolution

César J. Ayala

in American Sugar Kingdom: The Plantation Economy of the Spanish Caribbean, 1898-1934

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807847886
eISBN:
9781469605050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867976_ayala.12
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter shows how World War I increased the demand for Caribbean sugar in Europe and drove up its international price. Before the war, the European allies of the United States were either ... More


Oil Gambit: Iraq’s Invasion of Kuwait

Emily Meierding

in The Oil Wars Myth: Petroleum and the Causes of International Conflict

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501748288
eISBN:
9781501748950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748288.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter evaluates the unique historical oil gambit, focusing on Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990. It recounts how Saddam Hussein initiated a severe conflict that aimed to seize Kuwait's ... More


Northern Swordfish

D. G. Webster

in Adaptive Governance: The Dynamics of Atlantic Fisheries Management

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232708
eISBN:
9780262285872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232708.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on the fluctuating prospects of northern swordfish fishing since the species emerged as a commercial stock in the 1800s. This breed has experienced periods of ups and downs, ... More


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