256 Seiten, Gebunden, Format (B × H): 145 mm x 218 mm, Gewicht: 454 g
Reihe: WIDER Studies in Development Economics
Verlag: OXFORD UNIV PR
Maizels / Bacon / Mavrotas Commodity Supply Management by Producing Countries: A Case-Study of the Tropical Beverage CropsThe 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, by joint action, could have prevented the price collapse by appropriate supply management.
The analysis is focused on the markets for the tropical beverage crops: coffee, cocoa, and tea. Using new econometric models for each market, the impact of alternative supply management schemes on supply, consumption, prices, and export earnings is simulated for the later 1980s. The results indicate that supply management by producing countries would, indeed, have been a viable alternative to the `free market' approach favoured by the developed countries. This has important implications for
current international commodity policy, and, in particular, for future joint action by producing countries to overcome persistent commodity surpluses as a complement to needed diversification.