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The economics of famine

Author: Jean Drèze
Publisher: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 1999
Series: An Elgar reference collection, The international library of critical writings in economics ; 101
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This collection of contributions to the economic analysis of famine consists of theoretical papers and empirical case studies of famine in specific countries or regions, including Ireland, Russia,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Drèze
ISBN: 1858986893 9781858986890
OCLC Number: 470329538
Notes: includes bibliographical references
Description: xxvi, 544 p.
Contents: Part 1 Famine analysis: famines and economics, Martin Ravallion; ingredients of famine analysis - availability and entitlements, Amartya Sen; a reassessment of entitlement theory in the light of recent famines in Africa, Alex de Waal; the entitlement approach to famine - an assessment, Siddiq Osmani; rice and fish - asymmetric preferences and entitlement failures in food growing economics with non-food producers, Meghnad Desai; a model of crisis in a peasant economy, Pat McGregor; Walrasian equilibrium without survival - existence, efficiency, and remedial policy, Jeffrey L. Coles and Peter J. Hammond; the policy of laissez-faire during scarcities, Salim Rashid; cash versus direct food relief, Stephen Coate; famine and household coping strategies, Jane Corbett. Part 2 Case studies: second thoughts on the European escape from hunger - famines, chronic malnutrition, and mortality rates, R.W. Fogel; did the great Irish famine matter?, Kevin O'Rourke; on the huamn costs of collectivization in the Soviet Union, Massimo Livi-Bacci; food supply and starvation - a study of famines with reference to the Indian sub-continent, Ajit Kumar Ghose; the performance of rice markets in Bangladesh during the 1974 famine, Martin Ravallion; collectivization and China's agricultural crisis in 1959-1961, Justin Yifu Lin; Ethiopian famines 1973-1985 - a case study, B.G. Kumar; famine prevention in Africa - some experiences and lessons, Jean Dreze; famine analysis and famine relations - 1949 in Nyasaland.
Series Title: An Elgar reference collection, The international library of critical writings in economics ; 101


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