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The political economy of hunger. Vol. 2, Famine prevention

Author: Jean Drèze; Amartya Sen; World Institute for Development Economics Research.
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, ©1990.
Series: Studies in development economics.
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Part of a major report on world hunger instigated by the World Institute for Development Economics Research, this volume deals with possible solutions to the problem of regular outbreaks of famine in various parts of the world.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Cas, Études de
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Political economy of hunger. Vol. 2, Famine prevention.
Oxford : Clarendon Press, ©1990
(DLC) 90007663
(OCoLC)21901414
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Drèze; Amartya Sen; World Institute for Development Economics Research.
ISBN: 9780198286363 0198286368
OCLC Number: 316344405
Notes: Rev. papers originally presented at a WIDER conference held in Helsinki in July 1986.
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 400 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction / Jean Drèze, Amartya Sen --
Famine prevention in India ; Famine prevention in Africa : some experiences and lessons / Jean Drèze --
Ethiopian famines 1973-1985 : a case-study / B.G. Kumar --
Modelling an early warning system for famines / Meghnad Desai --
Market responses to anti-hunger policies : effects on wages, prices and employment / Martin Ravallion --
The food crisis in Africa : a comparative structural analysis / Jean-Philippe Platteau.
Series Title: Studies in development economics.
Other Titles: Famine prevention
Responsibility: edited by Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen.
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