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

Alfred Maizels, Robert Bacon, and George Mavrotas

Abstract

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, 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 supp ... More

Keywords: collapse, commodity prices, economic crisis, developing countries, supply management, econometric models, commodity surpluses

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198233381
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233381.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alfred Maizels, author
Oxford University

Robert Bacon, author
Oxford University

George Mavrotas, author
Oxford University
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