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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


Beyond Constraint‐Based Models: Communication Channels and Growth Rates

Rein Taagepera

in Making Social Sciences More Scientific: The Need for Predictive Models

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534661
eISBN:
9780191715921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534661.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

The number of communication channels may well turn out to be a major building block in constructing quantitatively predictive logical models in social sciences. This number does determine ... More


The Census Period: 1923–2003

Frederic H. Wagner

in Yellowstone's Destabilized Ecosystem: Elk Effects, Science, and Policy Conflict

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195148213
eISBN:
9780199790449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148213.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Winter elk numbers on the northern range have been counted through most of its history, with ground counts up to 1956 (except 1935) and aerial counts up to the present. Several sightability bias ... More


Introduction to Differential Equations

David P. Feldman

in Chaos and Fractals: An Elementary Introduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199566433
eISBN:
9780191774966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566433.003.0029
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter focuses on differential equations, dynamical systems that change continuously, with the variable of interest having a value at every instant. It first provides an overview of discrete ... More


The Population Issue: Too Many People?

Paul Sillitoe

in From Land to Mouth: The Agricultural "Economy" of the Wola of the New Guinea Highlands

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300142266
eISBN:
9780300162950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300142266.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter is concerned with the population within Wola. It uses data on migration, births, and deaths to anticipate a population growth rate, and also addresses several issues that can arise with ... More


Phylogenetic Models of Language Change

Russell D. Gray, Simon J. Greenhill, and Quentin D. Atkinson

in Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language, and Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262019750
eISBN:
9780262318297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019750.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Computational methods derived from evolutionary biology are increasingly being applied to the study of cultural evolution. This is particularly the case in studies of language evolution, where ... More


The Forces That Shape the Quality of the Archaeological Record, I: The Mixing of Archaeological Data

Charles Perreault

in The Quality of the Archaeological Record

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226630823
eISBN:
9780226631011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226631011.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

To identify what processes can be studied we need to understand the forces that shape the quality of the archaeological record. Here are examined the forces that mix archaeological material – i.e. ... More


The Forces That Shape the Quality of the Archaeological Record, II: The Loss of Archaeological Data

Charles Perreault

in The Quality of the Archaeological Record

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226630823
eISBN:
9780226631011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226631011.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

I examine the forces that lead to the loss of information and archaeological material. The forces of loss include preservation loss and observation loss. Preservation loss describes the physical ... More


The lexicography of English usage: Describing usage variation and change

Pam Peters

in English Usage Guides: History, Advice, Attitudes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808206
eISBN:
9780191845888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808206.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Lexicography

The lexicography of English usage is often discussed as being prescriptive or descriptive, but only rarely is it analysed in terms of how usage writers use language evidence in exploring issues of ... More


Onsager’s reciprocal relations in irreversible processes

Veljko Zlatić and René Monnier

in Modern Theory of Thermoelectricity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198705413
eISBN:
9780191774430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705413.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter describes irreversible processes in the context of Onsager’s proposal that the currents flowing in response to applied thermal or electrical forces are the same as those responsible for ... More


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