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The economics of famine

Author: Jean Drèze
Publisher: Cheltenham : Elgar Reference Collection, ©1999.
Series: International library of critical writings in economics, 101.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: 60161256
Description: xxvi, 544 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
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: International library of critical writings in economics, 101.
Responsibility: edited by Jean Drèze.

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